CIESM Workshop Monographs, n°38

Dynamics of Mediterranean deep waters

To be cited as:
CIESM, 2009. Dynamics of Mediterranean deep waters. N° 38 in CIESM Workshop Monographs [F. Briand, Ed.], 132 p., CIESM Publisher, Monaco.

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Contents:

I – Executive Summary …………………………………………………………………

1. Introduction
2. Update on the Eastern Mediterranean Transient
          2.1 Background
          2.2 New results
          2.3 Open questions
3. The new situation of the deep western Mediterranean
          3.1 Background
          3.2 Main findings presented to the workshop
          3.3 Open questions and information gaps
4. Processes of deep water formation
          4.1. Background
          4.2. Main findings presented during the workshop
          4.3. Open questions and information gaps
5. General recommendations and future work
          5.1. Observations
          5.2. Modelling

II – Workshop Communications

- Detailed evolution of the EMT in the Eastern Mediterranean Deep Waters.
Wolfgang Roether ……………………

- Recent dense water formation in the Med western basin, as observed by HYDROCHANGES.
J.L. Fuda, L. Bengara, S. Ben Ismail, C. Curtil, B. El Moumni, J. Font, D. Lefevre, C. Millot, I. Taupier-Letage, P. Raimbault, G. Rougier, C. Sammari and C. Tamburini ……………………

- Variability of the thermohaline properties in the Eastern Mediterranean during the post-EMT period (1995-2008) and SST changes in the Aegean (1985-2008).
Alexander Theocharis …………………………………………

- From Bottom Water (Lacombe, 1985) to New-WMDW since 2005. Possible shifts on Open Sea Deep Convection.
Jordi Salat, Mikhail Emelianov and Pere Puig ……………………

- Experimental evidence of recent abrupt changes in the deep Western Mediterranean Sea.
Katrin Schroeder, Gian Pietro Gasparini, Mireno Borghini and Alberto Ribotti ………………

- Variability of the Mediterranean deep and bottom waters: some recent evidences in the western basin.
G. Budillon, Y. Cotroneo, G. Fusco and P. Rivaro ………………………………

- Mediterranean deep convection and ocean general circulation. Intercomparison with Nordic Seas.
Jean Claude Gascard …………………………………………………

- Where does the new Mediterranean deep water go?
Harry L. Bryden …………………………

- Adriatic Sea dense water formation: local influences and interaction with the Eastern Mediterranean.
M. Gačić , V. Cardin, G. Eusebi Borzelli and G. Civitarese …………………………………

- Local slantwise convection and deep inertial motions near a dense water formation area.
Hans van Haren and Claude Millot ……………………

- Interactions between open-sea convection and shelf cascading dense waters in the formation of the Western Mediterranean Deep Water.
Pere Puig, Albert Palanques, Jordi Font, Jordi Salat, Mikel Latasa and Renate Scharek …………………………

- Modelling water mass formation in the Gulf of Lions (Mediterranean Sea).
Karine Béranger, Pierre Testor and Michel Crépon …………………………

- Fueling Western Mediterranean deep metabolism by Deep Water formation and shelf-slope cascading: evidence from 1981.
Theodore T. Packard, May Gómez and John Christensen …………………………

- Coherent abyssal eddies observed over the KM4 site from a single mooring in the Ionian Sea (Central Mediterranean Sea).
V. Bouche, F. Falcini and E. Salusti …………………………

III– Bibliographic References …………………………………………………………

IV – List of Participants …………………………………………………………………