The distribution of man-made and naturally produced halocarbons in a double layer flow strait system

Fogelqvist E., Tanhua T., Basturk O., Salihoglu I.

CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH, vol.16, no.9, pp.1185-1199, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0278-4343(95)00058-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1185-1199
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The Bosphorus Strait, which connects the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea via the Marmara Sea, is characterised by two distinct water masses. The upper layer consists of low density Black Sea water (sigma-t 10-11) flowing southward, and it is underlain by high density water (sigma-t > 28) of Mediterranean origin flowing northward. The sharp density gradient between the two layers is due to the difference in salinities. Here we report measurements on a suite of low molecular weight halocarbons together with basic hydrographic parameters in the strait.