Mediterranean water

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Mediterranean Water

In the Atlantic Ocean the term refers to the water mass that enters from the Eurafrican Mediterranean through the Strait of Gibraltar with a temperature of 13.5°C and a salinity of 37.8 psu and can be traced throughout the Atlantic as a salinity maximum of 36.0–36.2 psu near a depth of 1000 m and progressively deeper and fresher as the distance from the straits increases.
See also Australasian Mediterranean Water, Persian Gulf Water, Red Sea Water.

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