Seasonal thermohaline fluctuations in the middle Adriatic Sea

Grbec, B. and Morovic´, M. (1997) Seasonal thermohaline fluctuations in the middle Adriatic Sea. Il nuovo cimento C, 20 C (4). pp. 561-576. ISSN 1826-9885

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Salinity and temperature time series were analysed for the open sea stations at the transect Split-Gargano, in the middle Adriatic, for the period 1961-1980. Thermohaline fluctuations were described in terms of the principal component scores and, in addition, were compared to heat and water flux at the atmosphere-sea interface. Temperature and salinity vertical gradients in the surface layer are well related to surface fluxes during the whole year. In deeper layers this influence is visible only under the vertically homogenous conditions. Vertical fluxes of heat and salt, compared to the rate of change of the heat and salt content, point to the season with important advection effects. Vertical exchange prevails in the cold season, while horizontal exchange is considerable in the warm period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics of the oceans; meteorology
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 13:16
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:16

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