THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GENERAL-CIRCULATION - FEATURES, STRUCTURE AND VARIABILITY


ROBINSON A., GOLNARAGHI M., LESLIE W., ARTEGIANI A., HECHT A., LAZZONI E., ...Daha Fazla

DYNAMICS OF ATMOSPHERES AND OCEANS, cilt.15, ss.215-240, 1991 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 1991
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/0377-0265(91)90021-7
  • Dergi Adı: DYNAMICS OF ATMOSPHERES AND OCEANS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.215-240

Özet

Maps are presented for dynamic height and geostrophic flow in the upper thermocline based upon four basin-wide hydrographic surveys during 1985-1987. The data collection was coordinated, intercalibrated and pooled by the international research programme for Physical Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean (POEM). Objective analysis mapping was constrained to have no normal flow into the coasts. These maps reveal a new picture of the general circulation in which sub-basin-scale gyres are interconnected by jets and currents. Important variabilities occur in permanent and recurrent features but transient eddies and jets also occur. A schematic synthesis is constructed.