Sea-level variations in the eastern coasts of the Aegean Sea

Alpar B. I., YÜCE H.

ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, vol.42, no.4, pp.509-521, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/ecss.1996.0032
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.509-521
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Characteristics of sea-level variations in the eastern coasts of the Aegean Sea have been investigated using time series of hourly sea-level data from Bozcaada, Izmir and Bodrum. Short, tidal and long periods of oscillations have been identified. Short-period oscillations with periodicity of 3.5-4.2 h are attributed to seiche-like motions at Izmir Bay. The tidal oscillations are dominated by semi-diurnal constituents with supplementary contributions from the diurnal constituents. The subtidal water-level data from Izmir have been analysed in terms of local barometric pressure and observed wind. The seasonal cycle was computed for the monthly averages of mean sea-level data. (C) 1996 Academic Press Limited