Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Data description paper
13 Jan 2021
Data description paper |  | 13 Jan 2021

Global dataset of thermohaline staircases obtained from Argo floats and Ice-Tethered Profilers

Carine G. van der Boog, J. Otto Koetsier, Henk A. Dijkstra, Julie D. Pietrzak, and Caroline A. Katsman

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Thermohaline staircases are stepped structures in the ocean that contain enhanced diapycnal salt and heat transport. In this study, we present a global dataset of thermohaline staircases derived from 487 493 observations of Argo profiling floats and Ice-Tethered Profilers using a novel detection algorithm.