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Ecosystems research report No 32 The Adriatic Sea

Funded under: FP5-EESD

Abstract

The Northern Adriatic is a zone of great water-property modification. Its exposure to unique atmospheric and terrestrial influences together with its geomorphology cause it to convert its source water mass, the Middle Adriatic Surface Water, into two very different water masses which are then mostly exported out of the Adriatic. A preliminary analysis of the ELNA cruises 1993-94 is presented to illustrate this water mass conversion and its resulting structure. The distribution of Fresh Water and of the Levantine Intermediate Water is used to demonstrate the degree to which runoff and source-waters are mixed into the resident waters.

Additional information

Authors: HOPKINS T S, Department of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, Raleigh (US);BINAMI F, Department of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, Raleigh (US);ARTEGIANIN A, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Pesca Marittima, Ancona (IT);RUSSO A, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Pesca Marittima, Ancona (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18834 EN (1999), 638pp.
Availability: Available free of charge by Documentation Service, Research DG: Fax +32 2 29 58220
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5744-1
Record Number: 200011796 / Last updated on: 2000-02-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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