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Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean and Black Seas


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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VI
  2. Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean and Black Seas: Introduction

    • Ivica Vilibić, Kristian Horvath, Jose Luis Palau
    Pages 1-5
  3. Hydraulic and Wave Aspects of Novorossiysk Bora

    • Anna A. Shestakova, Konstantin B. Moiseenko, Pavel A. Toropov
    Pages 21-37
  4. Waterspout Forecasting Method Over the Eastern Adriatic Using a High-Resolution Numerical Weather Model

    • Tanja Renko, Sarah Ivušić, Maja Telišman Prtenjak, Vinko Šoljan, Igor Horvat
    Pages 39-58
  5. Operational Wave Modelling in the Adriatic Sea with the Wind Wave Model

    • Mathieu Dutour Sikirić, Damir Ivanković, Aron Roland, Stjepan Ivatek-Šahdan, Martina Tudor
    Pages 81-95
  6. Atmospheric Forcing Conducive for the Adriatic 25 June 2014 Meteotsunami Event

    • Kristian Horvath, Jadranka Šepić, Maja TelišMan Prtenjak
    Pages 97-117
  7. Observed Changes in Daily Precipitation Extremes at Annual Timescale Over the Eastern Mediterranean During 1961–2012

    • S. Mathbout, J. A. Lopez-Bustins, D. Royé, J. Martin-Vide, J. Bech, F. S. Rodrigo
    Pages 155-170
  8. Analyzing the Mediterranean Water Cycle Via Satellite Data Integration

    • Victor Pellet, Filipe Aires, Annarita Mariotti, Diego Fernández-Prieto
    Pages 189-217
  9. Impact of the Surface–Atmosphere Variables on the Relation Between Air and Land Surface Temperatures

    • Gemma Simó, Daniel Martínez-Villagrasa, Maria A. Jiménez, Vicente Caselles, Joan Cuxart
    Pages 219-233
  10. Assessing Shifts of Mediterranean and Arid Climates Under RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 Climate Projections in Europe

    • José I. Barredo, Achille Mauri, Giovanni Caudullo, Alessandro Dosio
    Pages 235-251
  11. Mediterranean Surface Geostrophic Circulation from Satellite Gravity and Altimetry Observations

    • M. I. Vigo, M. D. Sempere, B. F. Chao, M. Trottini
    Pages 269-285
  12. Sea Surface Temperature in the Mediterranean: Trends and Spatial Patterns (1982–2016)

    • Francisco Pastor, Jose Antonio Valiente, José Luis Palau
    Pages 297-309
  13. Long-Term Trends, Variability and Extremes of In Situ Sea Surface Temperature Measured Along the Eastern Adriatic Coast and its Relationship to Hemispheric Processes

    • Branka Grbec, Frano Matić, Gordana Beg Paklar, Mira Morović, Ružica Popović, Ivica Vilibić
    Pages 311-326

About this book

The Mediterranean Sea, as a “centre” of the ancient world, has been early recognized as a laboratory basin for a variety of atmospheric, ocean and climate studies. Its uniqueness is manifested in its geographical position, a mid-latitude region connecting three continents, orography that affects cyclogenesis, precipitation and winds, ocean bathymetry that is shaped by narrow and shallow straits, passages and sills, and other. Its both atmospheric and oceanic climate is distinctive and, while differing substantially from neighbouring continents and oceans, it strongly interferes and shapes their properties. One of such adjacent basins is the Black Sea, which is, albeit minor in quantity, providing a noteworthy impact to the Mediterranean and vice versa. This topical volume of Pure and Applied Geophysics is presenting recent investigations of atmospheric and ocean properties, processes and climate of both basins, being inspired by presentations given in the Joint Congress of the 6th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean & Challenges in Meteorology 5, held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 20-22 February 2017. The volume comprises 22 papers that are classified in three research categories: (1) storms, extremes and mesoscale processes, (2) atmospheric climate, variability and climate change, and (3) ocean climate and variability. The papers investigate processes occurring over a variety of spatial and temporal scales, from hemispheric processes that drive the observed changes in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, through phenomena that are influencing the whole basin or its sub-basins, to local and mesoscale extreme events that are affecting large cities and local populations in the region. The volume is of interest to atmospheric and oceanic researchers involved in a variety of processes that are occurring over the Mediterranean and Black Sea region. This particularly refers to young researchers and PhD students that are yet to enter to research of this unique and exciting region full of challenges that need an interdisciplinary, innovative and state-of-the-art approaches in solving actual research problems.


  • mediterranean sea
  • black sea
  • atmosphere
  • ocean
  • observations
  • numerical modelling
  • climate
  • climate change
  • variability
  • storms
  • extremes
  • mesoscale processes
  • basin-wide processes

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split, Croatia

    Ivica Vilibić

  • Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Split, Croatia

    Kristian Horvath

  • Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales, Department of Meteorology and Pollutant, Paterna, Spain

    José Luis Palau

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean and Black Seas

  • Editors: Ivica Vilibić, Kristian Horvath, José Luis Palau

  • Series Title: Pageoph Topical Volumes

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-11957-7

  • Series ISSN: 2504-3625

  • Series E-ISSN: 2504-3633

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 410

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Geophysics

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Softcover Book USD 139.99
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