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Circulation of water masses through the ibiza channel

Publication Type :
Publication
Publication date :
1995
Language :
English
Author(s) :
Lafuente Jg, Jurado Jll, Lucaya Nc, Yanez Mv, Garcia Ja
Affiliation(s) :
CTR OCEANOG BALEARES,INST ESPANOL OCEANOG,E-07080 PALMA DE MALLORCA,SPAIN
CTR OCEANOG MALAGA,INST ESPANOL OCEANOG,E-29640 FUENGIROLA,SPAIN
Source :
Oceanologica Acta (0399-1784) (Gauthier-Villars), 1995 , Vol. 18 , N. 2 , P. 245-254
WOS© Times Cited :
14
Abstract :
An analysis of current velocity, temperature and salinity data collected between 15 November 1990 and 24 July 1991 in the Ibiza Channel has been made to illustrate the circulation of the different water masses within this area. At certain stages of early winter, outstanding intrusions of Modified Atlantic Water, lasting a few days, have been observed flowing northwards along the eastern part of the Channel. Western Mediterranean Intermediate Water appeared for the first time during the middle of February; from March onwards, the thickness of the layer of this water mass increased until it reached its greatest presence during early summer. Simultaneously, the amount of Levantine intermediate Water decreased at the mooring site, being replaced by the MAW. Western Mediterranean Deep Water was detected flowing northwards by our deepest measuring device during June and July. This flow may be a seasonal feature of the circulation in the Channel, linked to the production of Deep Water.
How to cite this document:

Lafuente Jg, Jurado Jll, Lucaya Nc, Yanez Mv, Garcia Ja (1995). Circulation of water masses through the ibiza channel. Oceanologica Acta, 18(2), 245-254. Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00096/20775/