||Quadfasel D, Baudner H
||DEUTSCH WETTERDIENST,SEEWETTERAMT HAMBURG,W-2000 HAMBURG 36,GERMANY
||Oceanologica Acta (0399-1784) (Gauthier-Villars), 1993 , Vol. 16 , N. 3 , P. 221-229
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||RED SEA, CIRCULATION OF MARGINAL SEAS, TOPOGRAPHIC GYRES
||High resolution synoptic hydrographic surveys carried out during 1982 to 1987 are used to delineate the two-dimensional baroclinic flow pattern of the Red Sea. it is shown that the circulation can be characterized through a succession Of four gyres, some 200 km in diameter, the locations of which are linked to the major topographic basins of the Red Sea. The gyres have a transport almost an order of magnitude larger than the large-scale thermohaline driven flow. They appear to be forced by the strongly rotational wind field over the Red Sea.