The Maltese Oceanic Front during Spring.
SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)
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Detailed salinity, temperature, density, current, and sound-speed measurements were made across the oceanic frontal zone east of Malta during a ten-day period in May 1971. Upwelling and downwelling, comparable to movements in atmospheric fronts, was observed along the front, which was found to be geostrophically balanced. Wind changes were seen to change the frontal structure significantly. The sound-speed structure in the frontal zone was very complex, with secondary sound channels being associated with upwelling and downwelling. The position of the front was observed to be well correlated with that of the continental edge.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors