Hydrography Of The Western Part Of The Arabian Gulf
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The hydrographic conditions in the western part of the Gulf, from Kuwait to UAE, were studied. Water temperature, salinity, sigma T and water masses were determined for two cruises. The first cruise was carried out from 25 N to 30 N and from 48 0 E to 52 E during November 1984; the second one was nearly along 25 N and from 52 E to 55 E in September 1985. The results showed that the the inshore shallow water of the Gulf was vertically almost homogenous in winter (November). A weak stratification appeared in early autumn ( September). The winter vertical convection is clearer in the inshore than the offshore waters. Water masses in the Gulf show different characteristics in the different seasons.