Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Western Mediterranean Sea

Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Western Mediterranean Sea

Editor(s): Paul E. La Viollette

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875902609

Online ISBN: 9781118665039

DOI: 10.1029/CE046

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 46.

This book covers an important period in the study of the Mediterranean Sea. An understanding of the fundamental ocean processes occurring in this important body of water has crucial implications for climatic studies, pollution mitigation, and fisheries management.

During the 1980s, several large-scale, long-term international experiments were conducted in the Western Mediterranean, providing a wealth of oceanographie information. The current volume is an outgrowth of these field campaigns and the related data analysis. It describes the seasonal and interannual variabilities of the sea and its sub-basins and the forcings related to these variabilities, it examines what is known (and not known) about the western portion of the sea, and it provides in a convenient format a basis on which future investigators can build.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Mesoscale Variability and Q Vector Vertical Motion in the Alboran Sea (pages 47–71)

      Joaquín Tintoré, Alvaro Viúdez, Darnià Gomis, Sergio Alonso and Francisco E. Werner

    3. Chapter 5

      Surface Circulation and Dynamics of the Balearic Sea (pages 73–91)

      Emilio García, Joaquin Tintoré, Jean Michel Pinot, Jordi Font and Mario Manriquez

    4. Chapter 16

      Topographic Forcing of the Circulation of LIW in the Western Mediterranean (pages 361–369)

      Alberto Alvarez, Joaquín Tintoré, Greg Holloway, Michael Eby and Jean Marie Beckers

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