A Summary of Oceanographic Data Obtained in Deep Water in the Strait of Sicily in May 1970 (MILOCMED SURV 70).
SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)
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Observations of temperature and salinity using a TSD profiling system were made down to 500 m in a deep water area southeast of Pantelleria Island in the Strait of Sicily in May, 1970. The usual two layer system was observed, consisting of upper Atlantic water flowing ESE over a WNW flow of high-salinity eastern Mediterranean intermediate water. The variability observed in both the space and time stations occurred mainly in the upper 180 m layer, where the strongest temperature and salinity gradients occur. At a 12-hour time-station less variability in the profiles of temperature was observed than appeared at either of two 45-km long six-station spatial sections made 6 days apart in the same area. Author
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