THE CIRCULATION AND HYDROGRAPHY OF THE MARMARA SEA


BESIKTEPE S., SUR H. İ., OZSOY E., LATIF M., OGUZ T., UNLUATA U.

PROGRESS IN OCEANOGRAPHY, vol.34, no.4, pp.285-334, 1994 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0079-6611(94)90018-3
  • Journal Name: PROGRESS IN OCEANOGRAPHY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.285-334
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

A comprehensive set of data collected during 1986-1992 reveal seasonal and interannual variability in the circulation and hydrography of the Marmara Sea. Waters, which have contrasting properties and originate from the adjacent basins, supply the two-layer stratified flows in the Sea of Marmara. Turbulent entrainment into the upper layer in the exit region of the Bosphorus jet, and wind-stirring in winter, both contribute equally to the basin vertical mixing.