publication . Other literature type . 1997

Seasonal variation of the flow in the strait of Bah al Mandab

Smeed, D;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1997
  • Publisher: Gauthier-Villars
  • Country: France
There is a strong seasonal variation in the exchange flow through the strait of Bah al Mandab connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden (Thompson, 1939). In the winter a two-layer flow is observed in the strait. Dense intermediate water from the Red Sea flows into the Gulf of Aden and warmer fresher surface water flows into the Red Sea. In the summer season the direction of the surface flow is reversed and a third layer, of density between that of the surface layer and that of the intermediate Red Sea water, flows into the Red Sea. An analysis of this intrusion of cold water from the Gulf of Aden into the Red Sea is made using XBT data. The speed of propagation...
European Marine Science
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