Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 14, 1547–1566, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1547-2018
Ocean Sci., 14, 1547–1566, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1547-2018

Research article 18 Dec 2018

Research article | 18 Dec 2018

Modelling study of transformations of the exchange flows along the Strait of Gibraltar

Antonio Sanchez-Roman et al.

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We explore the vertical transfers of heat, salt and mass between the inflowing and outflowing layers at the Strait of Gibraltar by using a 3-D model with very high spatial resolution that allows for a realistic representation of the exchange. Results show a significant transformation of the water mass properties along their path through the strait, mainly induced by the recirculation of water between layers, while mixing seems to have little influence on the heat and salt exchanged.