Impact of Levantine Intermediate Water on the interannual variability of the Adriatic Sea based on simulations with a fine resolution ocean model

GÜNDÜZ M., Dobricic S., Oddo P., Pinardi N., Guarnieri A.

OCEAN MODELLING, vol.72, pp.253-263, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.10.002
  • Journal Name: OCEAN MODELLING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-263
  • Keywords: Adriatic Sea, Ocean model, Open boundary, LIW, Dense water, GENERAL-CIRCULATION, CHLOROFLUOROMETHANE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


A high resolution set-up of a z-level ocean model has been implemented in the Adriatic Sea to investigate the impact of the Levantine Intermediate Water on the Adriatic Sea circulation and dense water formation. The period under investigation starts at the beginning of 2000 and ends at the end 2007. A twin experiment is performed in which the southern boundary conditions are derived from two different operational systems in the Mediterranean Sea. It is shown that the quantity and the characteristics of the Levantine Intermediate Water in the Mediterranean model introduced at the southern boundary may significantly impact the amount of the dense water formed in the Southern Adriatic and the accuracy of the model simulation even in the Northern Adriatic. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.