FILLING OF THE MARMARA SEA BY THE DARDANELLES LOWER LAYER INFLOW


BESIKTEPE S., OZSOY E., UNLUATA U.

DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, cilt.40, sa.9, ss.1815-1838, 1993 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 1993
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/0967-0637(93)90034-z
  • Dergi Adı: DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1815-1838

Özet

The sub-halocline waters of the Marmara Sea are renewed with the incoming Dardanelles lower layer flow. As shown by observations, this inflow takes the form of a turbulent plume which first sinks down and then spreads out into the interior. A ''filling box'' model is developed to test the sensitivity of the Dardanelles-Marmara Sea system to the set of relevant environmental parameters. The seasonal variability of the Dardanelles inflow is shown to play a crucial role in the sub-halocline water mass characteristics of the Marmara Sea.