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Mediterranean circulation perturbations over the last five centuries: Relevance to past Eastern Mediterranean Transient-type events

Incarbona, Alessandro; Martrat, Belen; Mortyn, P Graham; Sprovieri, Mario; Ziveri, Patrizia; Gogou, A; Jordà, Gabriel; Xoplaki, Elena; Luterbacher, Juerg; Langone, Leonardo; Marino, Gianluca; Rodriguez Sanz, Laura; Triantaphyllou, M V; Stefano, Enrico Di; Grimalt, Joan O; Tranchida, Giorgio; Sprovieri, Rodolfo; Mazzola, Salvatore


The Eastern Mediterranean Transient (EMT) occurred in the Aegean Sea from 1988 to 1995 and is the most significant intermediate-to-deep Mediterranean overturning perturbation reported by instrumental records. The EMT was likely caused by accumulation of high salinity waters in the Levantine and enhanced heat loss in the Aegean Sea, coupled with surface water freshening in the Sicily Channel. It is still unknown whether similar transients occurred in the past and, if so, what their forcing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/srep29623


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