OBSERVATIONS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN INFLOW INTO THE BLACK-SEA


LATIF M., OZSOY E., OGUZ T., UNLUATA U.

DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART A-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, vol.38, 1991 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0198-0149(10)80005-6
  • Journal Name: DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART A-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Environment Index

Abstract

The Mediterranean inflow issuing from the Bosphorus Strait has been documented to enter the Black Sea essentially confined in a 10-km long channel which is a continuation of the strait over the adjacent shelf. The width of the channel is between 500 and 1000 m. A 3.5-km-long sill, with a depth of 60 m, is situated in the channel at its beginning, just north of the end of the strait. The Mediterranean water flows into the Black Sea essentially on a continuous basis throughout the year, but it may be interrupted for short durations under unusually strong and persistent winds. After existing from the channel, the Mediterranean inflow spreads in a thin layer above the bottom and continues in a generally northerly direction towards the shelf break.