Mediterranean water

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Mediterranean water

Mediterranean water

Mediterranean water

Mediterranean water

Water deficit and induction of summer dormancy in perennial Mediterranean grasses

Water stress responses of seedlings of four Mediterranean oak species

A view from the water’s edge: Greater Tunisia, France and the Mediterranean before colonialism

Enclosing Water: Nature and Political Economy in a Mediterranean Valley, 1796–1916

Ecological release: swimming and diving behavior of an allopatric population of the Mediterranean water shrew

Measured photophysiological parameters used as tools to estimate vertical water movements in the coastal Mediterranean

Leaf water relations and stomatal behavior of four allopatric Eucalyptus species planted in Mediterranean southwestern Australia

Seasonal carbon storage and growth in Mediterranean tree seedlings under different water conditions

Contrasting water strategies of two Mediterranean shrubs of limited distribution: uncertain future under a drier climate

Water-use strategies in two co-occurring Mediterranean evergreen oaks: surviving the summer drought

Leaf exchange in a Mediterranean shrub: water, nutrient, non-structural carbohydrate and osmolyte dynamics

Regulation of transpirational water loss in Quercus suber trees in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem

Rubisco activity in Mediterranean species is regulated by the chloroplastic CO2 concentration under water stress

Carbon assimilation and water-use efficiency by neighboring Mediterranean-climate oaks that differ in water access

Seasonal changes of nutrients in water and sediment in a Mediterranean lagoon with shellfish farming activity (Thau Lagoon, France)


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A water mass, formed in the arid eastern Mediterranean, flows westward, sinking in the Algero-Ligurian and Alboran basins to a depth of approximately 500 m due to its high salinity (36.5–39.1‰). This dense water flows into the Atlantic Ocean through the relatively shallow Straits of Gibraltar at a depth below 150 m, while above it lighter, Atlantic water flows eastward into the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean water in the Atlantic then sinks to about 1000 m, where it forms a clearly identifiable water mass.

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