Title: Mediterranean Sea Surface Warming 1985 - 2006
Citation: CLIMATE RESEARCH vol. 39 no. 1 p. 11-17
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC36483
ISSN: 0936-577X
URI: http://www.int-res.com/
DOI: 10.3354/cr00794
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Satellite observations from 1985¿2006 indicate that in the last 2 decades the temperature in the upper layer of the Mediterranean Sea has been increasing at an average (±SD) rate of 0.03± 0.008°C yr¿1 for the western basin and 0.05 ± 0.009°C yr¿1 for the eastern basin. The increases in temperature are not constant throughout the year but occur primarily during May, June and July. Maximum increases of 0.16°C yr¿1 are found in June in the Tyrrhenian, Ligurian and Adriatic Seas and close to the African coast. The Aegean Sea shows maximum change in sea surface temperature during August. Only the statistically significant results are presented.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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