Numerical simulations of Black sea and adjoined Azov sea, forced with climatological and meteorological reanalysis data
The Black Sea has been an object of exploration and intensive scientific research for a historically long period of time. Its unique hydrographic structure originates from a combination of restricted exchange with the Mediterranean Sea through Bosporus Straits supplying a source of salty water, and a large fresh water input in the northern shelf part. This determines the strong stratification, which prevents deep convective mixing in the basin interior. As a consequence a permanent anoxic deep layer is formed which makes the Black Sea the largest anoxic water body in the world. Thus the basin is an excellent case study for oceanographers to observe and investigate the manifestation of many physical processes.
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Record Number: 200517916 / Last updated on: 2005-02-22
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