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, vol.40, no.9, pp.1815-1838, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0967-0637(93)90034-z
  • Title of Journal : DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1815-1838

Abstract

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.