On The Formation of Intermediate & Deep Water Masses in The Eastern Mediterranean

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Author Kamel, M. S. en_US
Author Maiyza, I. A. en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T15:12:58Z en_US
Publication Date 2000 en_US
Citation Qatar University Science Journal, 2000, Vol. 20, Pages 197-204 en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/9672 en_US
Abstract In the eastern Mediterranean, three main water masses are classified: Modified Atlantic Water of Atlantic origin, Levantine Intermediate Water (LIW), formed in winter during storm events and Eastern Mediterranean Deep Water (EMDW). High-density water, representing the optimum value areas (> 29.0 Oi), exists in the northern Levantine, and between Crete and African coast in the layer between 200 and 500 m in winter. In the lower layer (to 1000 m), the high-density water spreads all over the Lavantine. It is considered as a site of formation of modified Intermediate Water and deep water. The high-density water in northern Ionian may come from southern Adriatic and from the area between Crete and African coast. Deep water seems to be formed to the east of Crete Island in the northern Levantine (convection) not from the southern Agean. en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Geology en_US
Title On The Formation of Intermediate & Deep Water Masses in The Eastern Mediterranean en_US
Type Article en_US
Pagination 197-204 en_US
Volume Number 20 en_US


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