From: Quarterdeck Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 1997

Temperature and salinity

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Graphs depict changes in the water column at a single location over 23 days. Under normal summer conditions, the water column has distinct layers. Surface water is warm and less saline, while temperature decreases and salinity increases with depth. Hurricane Edouard cooled and mixed the water column. Temperature, salinity, and plankton took several days to return to normal.

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