Home Results Regional

Regional

STRATIFICATION DYNAMICS IN THE NWM AT DIFFERENT SPATIAL SCALES

Results, Regional

T-MedNet data base allowed for the very first time the characterization of the coastal waters (5-40 m) local stratification dynamics from hours to years. In the NWM, contrasted conditions are experienced by coastal benthic communities at different spatial scales. Not only under the influence of general circulation, but also due to local topography, bathymetry and wind driven processes such as upwellings (top and bottom right) or downwellings (bottom left). Contrarily, in the Balearic islands, stable and deep stratification prevails.