Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Research article
24 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2019

North Pacific subtropical sea surface temperature frontogenesis and its connection with the atmosphere above

Leying Zhang, Haiming Xu, Jing Ma, Ning Shi, and Jiechun Deng


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Jan 2019) by Anders Levermann
AR by Leying Zhang on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Apr 2019) by Anders Levermann
Short summary
Net heat flux dominates the frontogenesis of the NPSTF from October to December, while oceanic meridional temperature advection contributes equally as much or even more net heat flux in January and February. The atmosphere is critical to frontogenesis through net heat flux and the Aleutian low, the latter of which benefits meridional temperature advection.
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