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Open Access item Transformation of Levantine Intermediate Water tracked by MedArgo floats in Western Mediterranean

Authors:Emelianov, Mikhail
Font, Jordi
Turiel, Antonio
Millot, C.
Solé, Jordi
Poulain, Pierre-Marie
Julià Brugues, Agustí
Vitrià, M. -R.
Issue Date:2006
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Citation:Ocean Science 2(3): 281-290(2006)
Abstract:A clustering methodology is applied to investigate the thermohaline structure of Levantine Intermediate Water (LIW) in the western Mediterranean basin. 16 free-drifting hydrographic profilers were deployed in the framework of the MFSTEP project (MedArgo component) from September 2003. A total of 925 CTD profiles data collected until the beginning of February 2006 have been used in the analysis. The results are in good agreement with the general circulation scheme for intermediate waters in the basin and confirm the hypothesis about a "discrete-continuous" thermohaline structure of LIW.
Description:10 pages, 7 figures, 1 table
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/osd-3-569-2006
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/27360
ISSN:1812-0784
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