<p><strong>Fig. 3.26.</strong> Basin-wide tilt on a cross section of the Pacific ocean basin at the equator. Sea level is higher, and the thermocline deeper, at the western end of the ocean basin. Note that the diagram is exaggerated and not drawn to scale.</p>

Fig. 3.26. Basin-wide tilt on a cross section of the Pacific ocean basin at the equator. Sea level is higher, and the thermocline deeper, at the western end of the ocean basin. Note that the diagram is exaggerated and not drawn to scale.

Image by Byron Inouye