World Library  


Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Variability of Water Mass Properties in the Strait of Sicily in Summer Period of 1998–2013 : Volume 11, Issue 2 (13/03/2014)

By Bonanno, A.

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0004020844
Format Type: PDF Article :
File Size: Pages 27
Reproduction Date: 2015

Title: Variability of Water Mass Properties in the Strait of Sicily in Summer Period of 1998–2013 : Volume 11, Issue 2 (13/03/2014)  
Author: Bonanno, A.
Volume: Vol. 11, Issue 2
Language: English
Subject: Science, Ocean, Science
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
Historic
Publication Date:
2014
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications

Citation

APA MLA Chicago

Quinci, E. M., Placenti, F., Patti, B., Basilone, G., Fontana, I., Tranchida, G.,...Aronica, S. (2014). Variability of Water Mass Properties in the Strait of Sicily in Summer Period of 1998–2013 : Volume 11, Issue 2 (13/03/2014). Retrieved from http://worldlibrary.net/


Description
Description: Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (IAMC) of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Detached Units of Capo Granitola (TP) and Mazara del Vallo (TP), Italy. The Strait of Sicily plays a crucial role in determining the water mass exchanges and related properties between western and eastern Mediterranean. The presence of sills to the east and west of the Strait of Sicily and the complex seabed topography modulate the thermohaline circulation of the Mediterranean basin. An anti-estuarine circulation is mainly characterized, from a dynamic point of view, by a two-layer system: a surface layer composed of Atlantic Water (AW) flowing eastward, essentially dominated by mesoscale processes, and a subsurface layer composed of Levantine Intermediate Water (LIW) flowing in the opposite direction; the topography appears to play an important role. Furthermore, there are transition water masses with variable hydrological characteristics. The dataset here studied is a time series 16 years long (1998–2013), which highlights the high horizontal and vertical interannual variability affecting the study area. Strong temperature-salinity correlations, in the intermediate layer, for specific time intervals, could be linked to the reversal of sub-surface circulation in the Central Ionian Sea. Moreover, a long-term monitoring of the hydrographic properties of water masses across this strait allow the modelers to assess the performance of hydrological models of this area.

Summary
Variability of water mass properties in the Strait of Sicily in summer period of 1998–2013

Excerpt
Basilone, G., Bonanno, A., Patti, B., Mazzola, S., Barra, M., Cuttitta, A., and McBride, R.: Spawning site selection by European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) in relation to oceanographic conditions in the Strait of Sicily, Fisheries Oceanography, 22, 309–323, 2013.; Béranger, K., Mortier, L., Gasparini, G. P., Gervasio, L., Astraldi, L., and Crépon, M.: The dynamics of the Sicily Strait: a comprehensive study from observations and models, Deep-Sea Res. Pt. II, 51, 411–440, 2004.; Brankart, J. M.: The MODB local quality control, Technical Report, University of Liege, Liege, 5 pp., 1994.; Bonanno, A., Zgozi, S., Cuttitta, A., El Turki, A., Di Nieri, A., Ghmati, H., Basilone, G., Aronica, S., Hamza, M., Barra, M., Genovese, S., Falco, F., Knittweis, L., Mifsud, R., Patti, B., Bahri, T., Giacalone, G., Fontana, I., Tranchida, G., and Mazzola, S.: Influence of environmental variability on anchovy early life stages (Engraulis encrasicolus) in two different areas of the Central Mediterranean Sea, Hydrobiologia, 701, 273–287, doi:10.1007/s10750-012-1285-8, 2013.; Borzelli, G. L. E., Gačić, M., Cardin, V., and Civitarese, G.: Eastern Mediterranean transient and reversal of the Ionian Sea circulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L15108, doi:10.1029/2009GL039261, 2009.; Conan, P. and Millot, C.: Variability of the northern current off Marseilles, western Mediterranean Sea, from February to June 1992, Oceanol. Acta, 18, 193–205, 1995.; Demirov, E. and Pinardi, N.: Simulation of the Mediterranean Sea circulation from 1979 to 1993 – Part I: The interannual variability, J. Marine Syst., 33–34, 23–50, doi:10.1016/S0924-7963(02)00051-9, 2002.; Manzella, G.: The Seasonal variability of the water masses and transport through the Strait of Sicily, Coast. Estuar. Stud., 46, 33–45, 1994.; Gačić, M., Borzelli, G. L. E., Civitarese, G., Cardin, V., and Yari, S.: Can internal processes sustain reversals of the ocean upper circulation? The Ionian Sea example, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L09608, doi:10.1029/2010GL043216, 2010.; Gačić, M., Civitarese, G., Eusebi Borzelli, G. L., Kovaèeviæ, V., Poulain, P.-M., Theocharis, A., Menna, M., Catucci, A., and Zarokanellos, N.: On the relationship between the decadal oscillations of the northern Ionian Sea and the salinity distributions in the eastern Mediterranean, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C12002, doi:10.1029/2011JC007280, 2011.; Gačić, M., Schroeder, K., Civitarese, G., Cosoli, S., Vetrano, A., and Eusebi Borzelli, G. L.: Salinity in the Sicily Channel corroborates the role of the Adriatic–Ionian Bimodal Oscillating System (BiOS) in shaping the decadal variability of the Mediterranean overturning circulation, Ocean Sci., 9, 83–90, doi:10.5194/os-9-83-2013, 2013.; Garcia Lafuente, J., Vargas, J. M., Criado, F., Garcia, A., Delgado, J., and Mazzola, S.: Assessing the variability of hydrographic processes influencing the life cycle of the Sicilian Channel anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus, by satellite imagery, Fish. Oceanogr., 14, 32–46, 2005.; Gasparini, G. P., Zodiatis, G., Astraldi, M., Galli, C., and Sparnocchia, S.: Winter Intermediate Water lenses in the Ligurian Sea, J. Marine Syst., 20, 319–332, 1999.; Gasparini, G. P., Ortona, A., Budillon, G., Astraldi, M., and Sansone, E.: The effect of the eastern Mediterranean Transient on the hydrographic characteristics in the Strait of Sicily and in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Deep-Sea Res. Pt. I, 52, 915–935, 2005.; Gasparini, G. P., Bonanno, A., Zgozi, S., Basilone, G., Borghini, M., Buscaino, G., Cuttitta, A., Essarbout, N., Mazzola, S., Patti, B., Ramadan, A. B., Schroeder, K., Bahri, T.

 

Click To View

Additional Books


  • Imbalance of Energy and Momentum Source ... (by )
  • Thermodynamic Properties of Sea Air : Vo... (by )
  • Estimates of Radiance Reflected Towards ... (by )
  • Overturning Cells in the Southern Ocean ... (by )
  • Depth Dependence of Westward-propagating... (by )
  • A Model for Predicting Changes in the El... (by )
  • Assessment of Sensor Performance : Volum... (by )
  • Improvement to the Phytodoas Method for ... (by )
  • High Resolution Modelling of the North I... (by )
  • Fast Thermistor String Observations at t... (by )
  • Spatial Scales of Temperature and Salini... (by )
  • Estimation of Friction Parameters in Gra... (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.