Earth Sciences Research Journal
versión impresa ISSN 1794-6190
This paper presents the results provided by the fine-scale thermohaline structure of near-surface layer (NSL) study done in the Colombian Pacific Ocean (CPO). Mathematical models for different regimes of the near-surface layer are formulated. Based on three stations, an hourly analysis of meteorological data, thickness change, temperature and salinity of this layer was done. The principles of formation of the thermohaline structure for NSL over CPO are related to night convection, wind-wave mixing, volume absorption of radiant energy and precipitation.
Palabras llave : Near-surface layer; fine-scale thermohaline structure; thermocline; halocline; wind-wave mixing; convective mixing.