Observation of Formation of Deep Water in the Mediterranean Sea, 1969

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Temperature, salinity and other measurements taken from six research vessels are discussed with regard to the formation of deep water.

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  1. H. Lacombe, P. Tchernia, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique, Paris, NO Jean Charcot, France; M. Ribet, J. Bonnot, Bureau d'Etudes Océanographiques, Toulon, BO Origny; R. Frassetto Oceanoboe, San Terenzo, RV Bannock, Italy; J. C. Swallow, MOD (Navy), Hydrographic Department, London, HMS Hydra, United Kingdom; J. C. Swallow, National Institute of Oceanography, Wormley, RRS Discovery; A. R. Miller, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, RV Atlantis II, USA; H. Stommel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

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    Observation of Formation of Deep Water in the Mediterranean Sea, 1969. Nature 227, 1037–1040 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271037a0

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