172 Scientific Prospectus

Position of BBOR and CS Leg 172 sites with respect to water masses in the western subtropical North Atlantic. Water depths are indicated every 500 m along the temperature/salinity (T/S) plot. Sites were chosen so at least one lies within each modern water mass and one lies at the boundary between water masses. This depth distribution of sites is required to monitor the most likely changes in water masses and their boundaries through the late Neogene. U = upper. L = lower. KNORR 140/2 Hydro Sta. 1 refers to the site survey cruise and station number that were used to collect the data.

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