• Seasonal cycle of hydrography in the Bab el Mandab region, southern Red Sea

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      Hydrography; Gulf of Aden; Red Sea water; circulation

    • Abstract


      The seasonal cycle of temperature—salinity variations in the Bab el Mandab region (southern Red Sea) is described using CTD data collected during four cruises spread over the period May 1995—August 1997. A two layer system exists during early summer, winter and spring while a three layer system exists during summer. During summer, a large amount of the Gulf of Aden water intrudes into the Bab el Mandab region; up to the northern limit (14.5‡N). The quantity of Red Sea water that flows into the Gulf of Aden is maximum during the winter and minimum during the summer

    • Author Affiliations


      M A Al Saafani1 S S C Shenoi1

      1. Physical Oceanography Division, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa - 403 004, India
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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