Accession Number:

AD0729837

Title:

A Summary of Oceanographic Data Obtained in Deep Water in the Strait of Sicily in May 1970 (MILOCMED SURV 70).

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE