Sensitivity to global change in temperate Euro-Asian seas (the Mediterranea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea): A review

Ozsoy E.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Eastern Mediterranean as a Laboratory Basin for the Assessment of Contrasting Ecosystems, KIEV, Ukraine, 23 - 27 March 1998, vol.51, pp.281-300 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • City: KIEV
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-300
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Common features of the three relatively isolated Euro-Asian Seas are reviewed to evaluate their sensitivity to climatic or anthropogenic change. The projection of the effects of Global Change occur through physical linkages, mediated by global, basin-scale and meso-scale processes, which need to be better unterstood for better forecasts, Prominent inter annual / interdecadal signals and large scale controls are evident, anti in some cases the changes are of a magnitude detected for the first time in the history of modern observations.