Kessler and Taft (1987) developed a scheme for estimating dynamic height from a vertical temperature profile and surface salinity alone. The scheme is to choose an isotherm, below which the TS relation is used to estimate S in the usual way, and above it to use a linear connection, on the TS plane from the observed SST/SSS and the mean TS relation at the chosen isotherm. This allows variation of the TS properties near the surface.

- An example of how salinity is estimated
- Comparison of the differences between true dynamic height and

that estimated two ways: the traditional mean TS and the LTS scheme

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