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Ocean Sci., 13, 521-530, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-521-2017
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Research article
06 Jul 2017
Freshening of Antarctic Intermediate Water in the South Atlantic Ocean in 2005–2014
Wenjun Yao et al.
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RC1: 'Referee review of Freshening of Antarctic Intermediate Water in the South Atlantic Ocean in 2005 - 2014 W. Yao and J. Shi', Howard Waldron, 15 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Track Changes', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC1: 'response to Refree1', Wenjun Yao, 27 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC3: 'Freshening of Antarctic Intermediate Water', Howard Waldron, 27 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC4: 'Freshening of the South Atlantic ocean', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Feb 2017) by Piers Chapman
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Mar 2017)  
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Mar 2017) by Piers Chapman  
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 May 2017) by Piers Chapman  
AR by Wenjun Yao on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
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Short summary
Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW) in the South Atlantic Ocean has experienced basin-scaled freshening from 2005 to 2014, reflected by the Argo gridded products. Two zonal sections of WOCE observation also revealed a similar quasi-decadal signal. Our analysis revealed that such freshening was induced by the increase of freshwater input in the AAIW ventilation region and the decrease of Agulhas Leakage transport.
Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW) in the South Atlantic Ocean has experienced basin-scaled...
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