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A pycnocline is a layer of rapid change in water density with depth. In oceans this is mainly caused by changes in water temperature and salinity. Temperature is the physical property of a system which underlies the common notions of hot and cold; the material with the higher temperature is said to be hotter. ... Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water. ...

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Capotondi, Alexander, Deser and Miller (2005) (319 words)
After 1977 the pycnocline deepened in a broad band along the coast and shoaled in the central part of the Gulf of Alaska.
The changes in pycnocline depth diagnosed from the model are in agreement with the pycnocline depth changes observed at two ocean stations in different areas of the Gulf of Alaska.
Coastal propaga-tion of pycnocline depth anomalies is especially relevant in the western part of the Gulf of Alaska, where local Ekman pumping-induced changes are anticorrelated with the OGCM pycnocline depth variations.
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