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The Mediterranean Sea: Temporal Variability and Spatial Patterns

Monograph

Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 202

By: Gian Luca Eusebi Borzelli (Author), Miroslav Gačić (Author), Piero Lionello (Author), Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli (Author)

American Geophysical Union

Paperback | May 2014 | #210214 | ISBN-13: 9781118847343
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About this book

Surface, intermediate, and deep-water processes and their interaction in time and space drive the major ocean circulation of the Mediterranean Sea. All major forcing mechanisms, such as surface wind forcing, buoyancy fluxes, lateral mass exchange, and deep convection determining the global oceanic circulation are present in this body of water. Deep and intermediate water masses are formed in different areas of the ocean layers and they drive the Mediterranean thermohaline cell, which further shows important analogies with the global ocean conveyor belt. The Mediterranean Sea: Temporal Variability and Spatial Patterns is a comprehensive volume that investigates the temporal and spatial variability patterns in the ocean basin.

Volume highlights include:
- Discussions of state-of-the-art physical and biogeochemical properties of the Mediterranean Sea
- Multiple physical ocean circulation processes, both in time and spatial scales (basin, sub-basin, and mesoscale)
- How different regional phenomena in the sea influence the biogeochemistry of the basin and the ocean dynamics
- Spatio-temporal variability of the surface circulation in the western Mediterranean
- Deep-water variability and inter-basin interactions in the eastern Mediterranean Sea
- Understanding the link between global ocean circulation patterns and the global climate

The Mediterranean Sea: Temporal Variability and Spatial Patterns will be a valuable resource for geoscientists, oceanographers, and meteorologists.


Contents

Preface
G. L. Eusebi Borzelli, P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, M. Ga i, P. Lionello

Introduction to The Mediterranean Sea: Temporal Variability and Spatial Patterns
A. Pascual, E. Vidal-Vijande, S. Ruiz, S. Somot, V. Papadopoulos

Spatio-temporal variability of the surface circulation in the Western Mediterranean: a comparative study using altimetry and modeling
G. Sannino, J. C. Sanchez Garrido, L. Liberti, L. Pratt

Exchange flow through the Strait of Gibraltar as 1 simulated by a -coordinate hydrostatic model and a 2 z-coordinate non-hydrostatic model
H. Bryden, K. Schroeder, M. Borghini, A. Vetrano, S. Sparnocchia

Mixing in the deep waters of the western Mediterranean
E. Napolitano, R. Iacono, S. Marullo

The 2009 surface and intermediate circulation of the Tyrrhenian Sea as assessed by an operational model
W. Roether, B. Klein and D. Hainbucher

The Eastern Mediterranean Transient: Evidence for Similar Events Previously?
E. Özsoy, S. Sofianos, I. Gertman, A. Mantziafou, A. Aydodu1, S. Georgiou, E. Tutsak1, A. Lascaratos, A. Hecht and M. Abdul Latif

Deep-water variability and inter-basin interactions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
A. Theocharis, G. Krokos, D. Velaoras and G. Korres

An internal mechanism driving the alternation of the Eastern Mediterranean dense/deep water sources
M. Bensi, V. Cardin, A. Rubino

Thermohaline variability and mesoscale dynamics observed at the deep-ocean observatory E2M3A in the Southern Adriatic Sea


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