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dc.contributor.authorTziperman, Eli
dc.contributor.authorMalanotte-Rizzoli, Paola
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-23T00:08:25Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationTziperman, Eli, and Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli. 1991. The climatological seasonal circulation of the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Marine Research 49(3): 411-434.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-2402en_US
dc.identifier.issn1543-9542en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3415490
dc.description.abstractThe horizontal circulation of the upper 800 m of the Mediterranean Sea is calculated from a seasonal climatological hydrographic data set using a simple inverse model. The results show a fairly steady surface circulation in the western Mediterranean and a somewhat stronger seasonal signal in the surface circulation of the eastern Mediterranean. The deep flow field can be calculated for most of the Mediterranean, except for the Levantine basin east of Crete, where the high noise level in the data masks the deep circulation. The calculated deep velocity field (below 500 m) shows some interesting features, including several steady cyclonic gyres in the West Mediterranean and in the Ionian basin of the East Mediterranean. In particular, the path of Levantine Intermediate water from the straits of Sicily toward the straits of Gibraltar is found to be along the Sardinian, French and then Spanish and Majorca coasts, and not directly along the African coast. The robustness of the inverse model results for the deep velocity field is demonstrated by examining several variations of the model (with and without mixing, different initial reference levels, etc). The model also calculates long- and cross-isopycnal mixing coefficients for the temperature and salinity but the error bars calculated for these parameters are large, and they are found not to be significantly different from zero.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEarth and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSears Foundation for Marine Researchen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1357/002224091784995783en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.deas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/reprints/Tziperman-Rizzoli-1991.pdf
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dc.titleThe Climatological Seasonal Circulation of the Mediterranean Seaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Marine Researchen_US
dash.depositing.authorTziperman, Eli
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dc.identifier.doi10.1357/002224091784995783*
dash.contributor.affiliatedTziperman, Eli


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