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Meso- and small-scale vertical motions in the deep Western Mediterranean
van Haren, H.; ANTARES Collaboration (2011). Meso- and small-scale vertical motions in the deep Western Mediterranean. Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. Sect. A 626: S84-S86. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.054
In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A. North-Holland: Amsterdam. ISSN 0168-9002, more
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Author keywords
    Neutrino telescope optical background data; Acoustic current and echodata; Mesoscale and internal wave downward transport; WesternMediterranean

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  • van Haren, H., more
  • ANTARES Collaboration

Abstract
    Acoustic reflections on particles larger than a few mm are compared with optical background data of bioluminescence at the ANTARES neutrino telescope site in the deep North-western Mediterranean Sea. Periodic increases of these data are associated with increases in horizontal and downward vertical currents. The observations provide unique knowledge of some oceanographic processes in the Mediterranean. Several periodicities are distinguished: seasonal, with large increase during spring, 20-day, which is associated with a meandering continental boundary current, 1-17.6h, evidencing deep internal waves.

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