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Ocean Sci., 13, 195-207, 2017
http://www.ocean-sci.net/13/195/2017/
doi:10.5194/os-13-195-2017
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24 Mar 2017
The Mediterranean outflow in the Strait of Gibraltar and its connection with upstream conditions in the Alborán Sea
Jesús García-Lafuente et al.

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This study shows the influence of the Western Alboran circulation on the composition of the outflow through the Strait of Gibraltar, which is mainly composed by intermediate and Deep Mediterranean Water. While the effect of the gyre in the deep water proportion was already reported, the effect on the intermediate flow has not been addressed yet. The size of the gyre was compared with the characteristic of the outflow in the strait. Results show the intermediate flow benefits from a weak gyre.
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