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Dardanelles and Bosphorus Undercurrent

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IT will be in the recollection of such of your readers as; have followed the discussion on Ocean Currents, that I ventured nearly two years ago* to predict the existence of an Under-current of dense Ægean water into the Black Sea, “on the double ground of a priori and a posteriori necessity;”—that is, I affirmed it to be a necessary result of the excess of Specific Gravity in the water of the Ægean above that of the Euxine; whilst, I argued, if the salt continually passing out of the Black Sea by the surface-current were not thus replaced, the continual excessive influx of River water would, in time, wash the whole of the salt out of its basin.

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