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Topographically constrained deep-water flows in the Baltic Sea
Laanearu, J.; Lundberg, P. (2003). Topographically constrained deep-water flows in the Baltic Sea. J. Sea Res. 49(4): 257-265. dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1385-1101(03)00037-6
In: Journal of Sea Research. Elsevier/Netherlands Institute for Sea Research: Amsterdam; Den Burg. ISSN 1385-1101, more
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  • Laanearu, J.; Lundberg, P. (2003). Topographically constrained deep-water flows in the Baltic Sea, in: Ohlson, M. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Baltic Oceanographers (CBO), Stockholm, Sweden, 25-29 November 2001. Journal of Sea Research, 49(4): pp. 257-265, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Circulation; Deep water; Density flow; Density stratification; Topographic effects; Water exchange; ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Laanearu, J.
  • Lundberg, P.

Abstract
    Density-driven currents have a significant impact on the deep-water characteristics of the Baltic Sea since they account for the water exchange between the deeper parts of neighbouring basins. The essential quantitative problem is to determine the flow rates in relation to a set of external parameters such as the strait topography, the stratification, and the internal circulation of the upstream basin. Using hydraulic theory it is possible to accomplish this by analysing the dynamical constraints that limit the deep-water flux between adjacent basins. On the basis of these results, the deep-water flows through the Bornholm Channel and the Irbe Strait are compared.

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