Ecosystems research report No 32 The Adriatic SeaFunded under: FP5-EESD
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.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18834 EN (1999), 638pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5744-1
Record Number: 200011796 / Last updated on: 2000-02-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en