The paper shows for the first time the observational evidence of basin-wide gyre reversal in the Gulf of Taranto (north-western Ionian Sea in the eastern Mediterranean Sea) by means of two specifically designed in situ oceanographic campaigns (based on CTD and ADCP measurements). The analysis of the in situ data shows a change in circulation from anticyclonic in October 2014 to cyclonic in June–July 2016. Furthermore, long-term (1993–2018) analysis using gridded satellite altimetry data in the Gulf of Taranto shows that the cyclonic gyres are more frequent than anticyclonic gyres. The latter occur only for 2 to 3 years at a time in some decades.

Observational Evidence of the Basin-Wide Gyre Reversal in the Gulf of Taranto

Pinardi N.;Maicu F.;Trotta F.;Lisi M.;
2020

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The paper shows for the first time the observational evidence of basin-wide gyre reversal in the Gulf of Taranto (north-western Ionian Sea in the eastern Mediterranean Sea) by means of two specifically designed in situ oceanographic campaigns (based on CTD and ADCP measurements). The analysis of the in situ data shows a change in circulation from anticyclonic in October 2014 to cyclonic in June–July 2016. Furthermore, long-term (1993–2018) analysis using gridded satellite altimetry data in the Gulf of Taranto shows that the cyclonic gyres are more frequent than anticyclonic gyres. The latter occur only for 2 to 3 years at a time in some decades.
Federico I.; Pinardi N.; Lyubartsev V.; Maicu F.; Causio S.; Trotta F.; Caporale C.; Coppini G.; Demarte M.; Falconieri A.; Lacava T.; Lecci R.; Lisi M.; Lorenzetti G.; Manfe G.; Sepp-Neves A.A.; Zaggia L.
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