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Alboran Sea


The Alboran Sea is the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea, lying between the Iberian Peninsula and the north of Africa. The Strait of Gibraltar, which lies at the west end of the Alboran Sea, connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic Ocean.

  • also known as 阿尔沃兰海

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Google previewSubmarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences (2013)

6th International Symposium by Sebastian Krastel, Jan-Hinrich Behrmann, David Völker, Michael Stipp, Christian Berndt, Roger Urgeles, Jason Chaytor, Katrin Huhn, Michael Strasser, Carl Bonnevie Harbitz

The Alboran Sea is a tectonically active region which has been affected by oblique compression that generated strike-slip and compressional tectonics during the Pliocene and Quaternary (Martınez-Garcıa et al. 2013). At present, it is subject ...

Google previewHydrodynamics of Semi-Enclosed Seas (2000)

by J.C.J. Nihoul

INTRODUCTION The Alboran Sea is an attractive semi—enclosed domain for the study of hydrodynamic phenomena often observed in large oceans. These phenomena include meandering currents,apersistent gyre, and transient eddies.

Google previewThe Geology of Continental Margins (2013)

by C.A. Burk, C.L. Drake

ALBORAN SEA The Alboran Sea is a narrow basin (about 200 km wide) closed to the west by the Gibraltar Arch and open to the east toward the Algerian- Balearic Basin. Its northern boundary is the Betic Cordillera, the southeastern one is the ...

Google previewEnvironment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region II (2014)

by Recep Efe

The Alboran Sea is a transition zone containing a mix of Mediterranean and Atlantic species, with the largest population of Bottlenose Dolphins in the western Mediterranean, has the last population of harbour porpoises in the Mediterranean, ...

Google previewWarfare on the Mediterranean in the Age of Sail (2011)

A History, 1571-1866 by David S.T. Blackmore

The three Mediterranean basins are traditionally divided into nine or eleven smaller areas, about half of which have been officially recognized by the International Hydrographic Organization: • The Alboran Sea is a shallow area immediately ...

Google previewDeep-water Contourite Systems (2002)

Modern Drifts and Ancient Series, Seismic and Sedimentary Characteristics by Dorrik A. V. Stow

The Alboran Sea is a very interesting area from an oceanographic point of view because it is where Mediterranean and Atlantic waters first meet after crossing the Gibraltar Strait (Fig. 2). The Atlantic water, lighter, colder and less saline, enters ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2002)

by Bernd G. Würsig, J. G. M. Thewissen

14,700 ( Alboran Sea), and 75,000 (Celtic Sea shelf). Therefore, while certain populations ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Microbiology (2010)

by Moselio Schaechter

woodyi, characterized from squid ink and seawater in the Alboran Sea near Gibraltar and A. fischeri, species that are closely related to S. hanedai ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

woodyi, characterized from squid ink and seawater in the Alboran Sea near Gibraltar and A. fischeri, species that are closely related to S. hanedai ...

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