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Ocean dynamics contribute to the amplifying Atlantic–Pacific salinity contrast

Observational data suggest a dramatic increase in the salinity contrast between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans over the course of the past half-century. Ocean dynamical processes driven by winds and warming, in addition to surface freshwater fluxes, make important contributions to basin-scale changes in ocean salinity.

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Fig. 1: Pattern of observed salinity change.


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This is a summary of: Lu, Y. et al. North Atlantic–Pacific salinity contrast enhanced by wind and ocean warming. Nat. Clim. Change (2024).

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Ocean dynamics contribute to the amplifying Atlantic–Pacific salinity contrast. Nat. Clim. Chang. 14, 681–682 (2024).

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