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Physical Oceanography of the Adriatic Sea

Past, Present and Future

  • Benoit Cushman-Roisin
  • Miroslav Gačić
  • Pierre-Marie Poulain
  • Antonio Artegiani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Miroslav Gačić, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Mira Zore-Armanda, Vittorio Barale
    Pages 1-44
  3. Pierre-Marie Poulain, Fabio Raicich
    Pages 45-65
  4. Pierre-Marie Poulain, Benoit Cushman-Roisin
    Pages 67-109
  5. Miroslav Gačić, Alexander Lascaratos, Beniamino B. Manca, Anneta Mantziafou
    Pages 111-142
  6. Pierre-Marie Poulain, Vassiliki H. Kourafalou, Benoit Cushman-Roisin
    Pages 143-165
  7. Vlado Malačič, Boris Petelin, Miroslav Gačić, Antonio Artegiani, Mirko Orlić
    Pages 167-216
  8. Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Vlado Malačič, Miroslav Gačić
    Pages 217-240
  9. Benoit Cushman-Roisin, Miroslav Gačić, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Antonio Artegiani
    Pages 241-245
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 247-304

About this book


Because of its centrallocation in the Old World, the Adriatic Sea has long been explored and studied. Modern methods of investigation, however, have accelerated the pace of study during the last decade. These are the ADCP currentmeter, satellite imagery, drifter technology, and, last but not least, the computer with its arsenal of tools for data analysis and model simulations. As a result of this renaissance, the Adriatic Sea and its sub-basins are currently the object of intensified scrutiny by a number of scientific teams, in Europe and be­ yond. Questions concerning the mesoscale variability that dominates regional motions, the seasonal circulation of the sea, and its long-term climatic role in the broader Mediterranean, have become topics of lively discussions. The time was ripe then when an international workshop dedicated to the physical oceanography of the Adriatic Sea was convened in Trieste on 21-25 September 1998. Its objectives were to assess the current knowledge of the oceanography of the Adriatic Sea, to review the newly acquired observations, to create syn­ ergy between model simulations and observations, and to identify directions for future Adriatic oceanography. This book, however,is not the mere proceedings of the workshop. It was written as a monograph synthetizing the current knowledge of the physical oceanography of the Adriatic Sea, with the hope that it will serve as a reference to anyone interested in the Adriatic. The book also identifies topics in need of additional inquiry and proposes research directions for the next decade.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Benoit Cushman-Roisin
    • 1
  • Miroslav Gačić
    • 2
  • Pierre-Marie Poulain
    • 2
  • Antonio Artegiani
    • 3
  1. 1.Dartmouth CollegeHanover New HampshireUSA
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica SperimentaleTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di Recerche sulla Pesca MaritimaAnconaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physical Oceanography of the Adriatic Sea
  • Book Subtitle Past, Present and Future
  • Editors Benoit Cushman-Roisin
    Miroslav Gacic
    Pierre-Marie Poulain
    Antonio Artegiani
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0225-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5921-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9819-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oceanography
    Atmospheric Sciences
    History, general
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