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PERSEUS Report Summary

Project reference: 287600
Funded under: FP7-ENVIRONMENT

Exploitable results – Accurate assessment of nutrients exchange through straits (Gilbraltar Strait and Turkish Straits)

Result description

This 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 result

http://www.perseus-net.eu/site/content.php?artid=669

References

Huertas, 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

Keywords

assessment, 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