Analyses of atmospheric and marine observations along the Turkish coast
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Time series and spectral analyses are applied to meteorological data (wind velocity, air temperature, barometric pressure) and sea level measurements from a total of 13 monitoring stations along the Turkish Coast. Analyses of four-year time series identify main time scales of transport and motion while establishing seasonal characteristics, i.e. distinguishing, for instance, between winter storms and summer sea-breeze system. Marine flow data acquired by acoustic doppler current pro filers (ADCP) is also analyzed to better understand the response of the Turkish Strait System dynamics to short-term climatic variability. The cumulative results obtained from these analyses determine temporal and spatial scales of coastal atmospheric and marine fluxes as affected by the regional climate system.