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Mesures Hydrologiques en Mediterranee Orientale (Septembre 1968) (Hydrolic Measurements in the Eastern Mediterranean (September 1968)).
NATO SUBCOMMITTEE ON OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH COPENHAGEN (DENMARK)
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NATO Subcommitee on Oceanographic Research has planned during September 1968 an hydrological survey in the Eastern Mediterranean in order to get information about the surface exchange with the Aegean Sea throughout the Eastern Straits and about the thermohaline structure of the atlantic and levantine waters along Crete - Libya section and in the Rhodes area. Results obtained by classical measurements, Sippicans and horizontal profiles of temperature and current G.E.K., indicate that a noticeable surface outflow of cold waters was occurring from the Aegean Sea, with a mean velocity of 40 cmsec. The atlantic water, recognizable by a lower salinity value, was observed to flow along the Libyan coasts, being this an anomalous situation. The water core was defined by a minimum of salinity of 37.80, instead of the normal value of 38.45, found by other authors. The effect of this lowering of salinity, probably due to physical processes occurring in the central Mediterranean basin, is felt in the Rhodes region, too. Author
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