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https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2016-65
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20 Sep 2016
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Tracking the Mediterranean Abyss
Simona Aracri1, Katrin Schroeder1, Jacopo Chiggiato1, Harry Bryden1,2, Elaine McDonagh2, Simon Josey2, Yann Hello3, and Mireno Borghini1 1ISMAR-Istituto di Scienze Marine, Venice and La Spezia
2NOC-National Oceanography Institute, Southampton
3Géoazur-Valbonne, France
Abstract. The abyssal velocity of the Northern Current, in the north-western Mediterranean has been estimated using for the first time MERMAIDs, i.e. submarine drifting instruments that record seismic waves. In this study the Northern Current shows an intense activity even in deep layers of the water column. Through pseudo-eulerian statistics different components of the observed variability are analysed and described, revealing the turbulent nature of the Liguro-Provençal basin abyssal circulation.

Citation: Aracri, S., Schroeder, K., Chiggiato, J., Bryden, H., McDonagh, E., Josey, S., Hello, Y., and Borghini, M.: Tracking the Mediterranean Abyss, Ocean Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2016-65, 2016.
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The abyssal velocity of the Northern Current, in the north-western Mediterranean has been estimated using for the first time MERMAIDs, i.e. submarine drifting instruments that record seismic waves. In this study the Northern Current shows an intense activity even in deep layers of the water column. Through pseudo-eulerian statistics different components of the observed variability are analysed and described, revealing the turbulent nature of the Liguro-Provençal basin abyssal circulation.
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