Accession Number : AD0729837

Title :   A Summary of Oceanographic Data Obtained in Deep Water in the Strait of Sicily in May 1970 (MILOCMED SURV 70).

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Shonting,David H. ; Nacini,Elvio

Report Date : 15 JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Observations of temperature and salinity using a TSD profiling system were made down to 500 m in a deep water area southeast of Pantelleria Island in the Strait of Sicily in May, 1970. The usual two layer system was observed, consisting of upper Atlantic water flowing ESE over a WNW flow of high-salinity eastern Mediterranean intermediate water. The variability observed in both the space and time stations occurred mainly in the upper 180 m layer, where the strongest temperature and salinity gradients occur. At a 12-hour time-station less variability in the profiles of temperature was observed than appeared at either of two 45-km long six-station spatial sections made 6 days apart in the same area. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *MEDITERRANEAN SEA), TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, WIND, SOUND, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, UNDERWATER SOUND, DEEP WATER

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE