Currents in the Western Mediterranean Basin

  • E. García-LadonaEmail author


The main circulation patterns in the western Mediterranean are revisited and updated. The schemes are based on the previous literature, adapted and reviewed. The update concerns in particular the circulation at intermediate depths, exemplified by the Levantine Intermediate Water circulation, and includes deep water cascading and recent observations from drifting floats and mooring recordings.


Ocean currents Western Mediterranean Circulation patterns 



This is a contribution of FORMED project (CGL2012-33989) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). The author wishes to thank M. Farran and F. Estrada for their technical assistance in preparing the panels and reviewers for helping to improve the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DOFTInstitut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC)BarcelonaSpain

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