Ifremer's institutional repository
Ifremer

Progress from 1989 to 1992 in understanding the circulation of the western mediterranean-sea

Publication Type :
Publication
Publication date :
1995
Language :
English
Author(s) :
Lehucher Pm, Beautier L, Chartier M, Martel F, Mortier L, Brehmer P, Millot Claude, Alberola C, Benzhora M, Taupier-Letage Isabelle, Chabert D'Hieres G, Didelle H, Gleizon P, Obaton D, Crepon M, Herbaut C, Madec G, Speich S, Nihoul J, Beckers Jm, Brasseur P, Deleersnijder E, Djenidi S, Font J, Castellon A, Garcia-Ladona Emilio, Lopez-Garcia Mj, Manriquez M, Maso M, Salat J, Tintore J, Alonso S, Gomis D, Viudez A, Astraldi M, Bacciola D, Borghini M, Dell'Amico Florence, Galli C, Lazzoni E, Gasparini Gp, Sparnocchia S, Harzallah A
Affiliation(s) :
CTR ETUD TECH EQUIPEMENT,AIX EN PROVENCE,FRANCE
CTR OCEANOL MARSEILLE,MARSEILLE,FRANCE
INST MECAN GRENOBLE,F-38041 GRENOBLE,FRANCE
LODYC,PARIS,FRANCE
GHER,LIEGE,BELGIUM
INST CIENCIAS MAR,E-08039 BARCELONA,SPAIN
UNIV ILLES BALEARS,PALMA DE MALLORCA,SPAIN
CNR,LA SPEZIA,ITALY
METEOROL DYNAM LAB,PARIS,FRANCE
Source :
Oceanologica Acta (0399-1784) (Gauthier-Villars), 1995 , Vol. 18 , N. 2 , P. 255-271
WOS© Times Cited :
21
Abstract :
The present paper describes the major results obtained from 1989 to 1992 by the EUROMODEL group in studying the circulation in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Particular emphasis has been given to the physical processes responsible for seasonal and mesoscale variabilities. Observations (in situ and satellite), together with theoretical, physical and numerical models, have been widely used in the course of these studies. Attention has been focused on the dynamics of the northern basin (deep water formation, dynamics of the Northern Mediterranean Current, circulation and shelf/slope interaction in the Balearic Sea) and of the southern basin (Alboran Sea circulation, instabilities of the Algerian Current). The straits dynamics have been studied with particular reference to the Corsica channel. Preliminary runs of a basin-scale circulation model of the Western Mediterranean Sea forced by the straits are also presented. They are shown to be capable of generating a cyclonic circulation in the western basin.
How to cite this document:

Lehucher Pm, Beautier L, Chartier M, Martel F, Mortier L, Brehmer P, Millot Claude, Alberola C, Benzhora M, Taupier-Letage Isabelle, Chabert D'Hieres G, Didelle H, Gleizon P, Obaton D, Crepon M, Herbaut C, Madec G, Speich S, Nihoul J, Beckers Jm, Brasseur P, Deleersnijder E, Djenidi S, Font J, Castellon A, Garcia-Ladona Emilio, Lopez-Garcia Mj, Manriquez M, Maso M, Salat J, Tintore J, Alonso S, Gomis D, Viudez A, Astraldi M, Bacciola D, Borghini M, Dell'Amico Florence, Galli C, Lazzoni E, Gasparini Gp, Sparnocchia S, Harzallah A (1995). Progress from 1989 to 1992 in understanding the circulation of the western mediterranean-sea. Oceanologica Acta, 18(2), 255-271. Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00097/20776/