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Surface heat fluxes and subsurface heat content at a site over the southeastern Bering Sea shelf, May–July 1996

Reed, R.K., and P.J. Stabeno

Deep-Sea Res. Pt. II, 49(26), 5911–5917, doi: 10.1016/S0967-0645(02)00325-9 (2002)

Observations from a surface mooring, in a weak-flow regime over the southeastern Bering Sea shelf, were used to derive surface heat fluxes for the period May–July 1996. Changes in heat content of the water column also were determined from subsurface temperature measurements. Agreement of net surface heat flux and change in heat content was within 2%. This result provides additional evidence that heat advection and diffusion are small in this region.

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