Sensitivity to global change in temperate Euro-Asian seas (the Mediterranea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea): A review

Ozsoy, E
Common features of the three relatively isolated Euro-Asian Seas are reviewed to evaluate their sensitivity to climatic or anthropogenic change. The projection of the effects of Global Change occur through physical linkages, mediated by global, basin-scale and meso-scale processes, which need to be better unterstood for better forecasts, Prominent inter annual / interdecadal signals and large scale controls are evident, anti in some cases the changes are of a magnitude detected for the first time in the history of modern observations.


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E. Ozsoy, “Sensitivity to global change in temperate Euro-Asian seas (the Mediterranea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea): A review,” 1998, vol. 51, p. 281, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: