Exploitable results – Accurate assessment of nutrients exchange through straits (Gilbraltar Strait and Turkish Straits)
Result descriptionThis assessment aims to accurately quantify the transport of nutrients between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Extensive measurements of nutrient concentrations performed at the time series Gibraltar Fixed Time Series (GIFT) were used in combination with the in situ monitoring of Mediterranean water transport in the area. The results were used to build a nutrient balance box model for the Mediterranean Sea and elucidate the contribution of the water exchange at the Saronikos Gulf to the nutrient status of the basin.
Result type* Scientific Publication
Link to resulthttp://www.perseus-net.eu/site/content.php?artid=669
ReferencesHuertas, I. E.et al. 2012. Atlantic forcing of the Mediterranean oligotrophy, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 26, GB2022, doi:10.1029/2011GB004167. Link: http://www.perseus-net.eu/assets/media/PDF/146.pdf
Keywordsassessment, Gibraltar Strait, Turkish Strait, nutrient transport, Gibraltar Fixed Time Series (GIFT), Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, Saronikos Gulf
Record Number: 181947 / Last updated on: 2016-04-29
Information source: Marine Information Platform