Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Inflow waters in the deep regions of the southern Baltic Sea - transport and transformations
Keywords: Baltic Sea
Inflow water
Issue Date: 30-May-2013
Publisher: Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Oceanologii
Description: A medium-sized inflow (about 200 km<sup>3</sup> according to IOW data, - personal communication) of saline water into the southern Baltic Sea occurred during January 2003. Unlike any previously observed inflow, this one brought very cold water, of temperatures around 1-2<sup>o</sup>C and less. Since the temperature of the deep water in the southern Baltic before the inflow was exceptionally high (11-12<sup>o</sup>C), the inflowing waters produced dramatic changes and a steep temperature gradient. The movement of the inflowing waters through the deep basins and channels of the Baltic Sea from the Arkona Basin to the Gda&#x144;sk Deep during next 4-8 months is described. Frequent mesoscale structures and intensive mixing followed the eastward transport of the inflow water, particularly in the Bornholm Deep and S&#x142;upsk Furrow. The present paper is based on data collected during 6 cruises r/v "Oceania" between December 2002 and August 2003. The last cruise in August took place in order to assess the long-term consequences of the inflow.
Other Identifiers:
Appears in Collections:Earth and Environmental Sciences

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.