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Meshchanov, S L; Shapiro, Grigory I (1997): (Table 3) Observations of Mediterranean water lenses in the Eastern North Atlantic. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Meshchanov, SL; Shapiro, GI (1997): The spreading pattern and mesoscale structure of the Mediterranean outflow in the Eastern North Atlantic. Translated from Okeanologiya, 1997, 37(1), 5-19, Oceanology, 37(1), 1-15

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Spreading pattern and mesoscale structure of Mediterranean water outflow in the eastern North Atlantic are studied on the basis of historical hydrographical records. Effect of bottom topography on Mediterranean water distribution is revealed. It is shown that the Mediterranean water outflow is divided into two streams after leaving the Gulf of Cadiz. These are northwestern and southwestern ones; the former is more intensive and spreads in more regular and continuous way. West of the Tejo (Tagus) Plateau it splits into three branches; the most intense of them keeps continuity up to 14°W. The less intensive southwestern stream passes south of the Gettysburg Bank and splits into two branches immediately after the Gulf of Cadiz. From 11°W, this stream has lenticular, intermittent character. West of 14°-15°W all Mediterranean water branches are represented mainly by isolated salty patches. As a result of historical data analysis in the 32°-44°N, 8°-22°W area, 30 Mediterranean water lenses have been found; 12 of them had not been previously mentioned in publications. A table of main parameters of Mediterranean water lenses is presented. It includes data of 108 observations from 1911 to 1993.
Median Latitude: 34.955442 * Median Longitude: -19.633639 * South-bound Latitude: 20.116667 * West-bound Longitude: -38.150000 * North-bound Latitude: 46.000000 * East-bound Longitude: -8.050000
MeSh-1 * Latitude: 20.116667 * Longitude: -38.150000 * Location: Eastern North Atlantic * Method/Device: Multiple investigations (MULT)
MeSh-10 * Latitude: 28.483333 * Longitude: -22.933333 * Location: Eastern North Atlantic * Method/Device: Multiple investigations (MULT)
MeSh-100 * Latitude: 41.500000 * Longitude: -27.666667 * Location: Eastern North Atlantic * Method/Device: Multiple investigations (MULT)
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEvent
2Latitude of eventLatitude
3Longitude of eventLongitude
4Salinity changedelta SShushkina, Elvira A
5SalinitySalShushkina, Elvira Amax
6ObservationObsShushkina, Elvira A
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