Physical forcing and physical/biochemical variability of the Mediterranean Sea: a review of unresolved issues and directions for future research

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Malanotte-Rizzoli P., Artale V., Borzelli-Eusebi G. L. , Brenner S., Crise A., Gacic M., ...More

OCEAN SCIENCE, vol.10, no.3, pp.281-322, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/os-10-281-2014
  • Journal Name: OCEAN SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-322


This paper is the outcome of a workshop held in Rome in November 2011 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the POEM (Physical Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean) program. In the workshop discussions, a number of unresolved issues were identified for the physical and biogeochemical properties of the Mediterranean Sea as a whole, i.e., comprising the Western and Eastern sub-basins. Over the successive two years, the related ideas were discussed among the group of scientists who participated in the workshop and who have contributed to the writing of this paper.