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L'eau dense en Mer Adriatique = On the dense water in the Adriatic Sea
Artegiani, A.; Azzolini, R.; Salusti, E. (1989). L'eau dense en Mer Adriatique = On the dense water in the Adriatic Sea. Oceanol. Acta 12(2): 151-160
In: Oceanologica Acta. Elsevier/Gauthier-Villars: Montreuil. ISSN 0399-1784, more
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Keywords
    Deep-water masses; Sigma-T; Water density; Marine

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  • Artegiani, A.
  • Azzolini, R.
  • Salusti, E.

Abstract
    Historical data are used to investigate the formation and evolution of dense water in the Adriatic Sea. This dense water is of particular interest since, during its motion, it mixes with Intermediate Water of Levantine origin and comes to constitute one of the main sources of the bottom waters in the eastern Mediterranean. In particular, we examine the periods and sites of formation, the time-evolution, the collapse into the Middle Adriatic Pit (Pomo or Jabuka Pit) and the overflow in the Southern Adriatic Pit of three types of dense water, with sigma > 29.2, 29.4, 29.6 respectively, formed in winter in the Northern Adriatic. This dense water flows downward along the Italian coast with complex dynamics: it is influenced both by the bottom topography, particularly at the Middle Adriatic Pit and at the Southern Adriatic Pit, and by interaction with Intermediate Water

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