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Climate change scenario for the Mediterranean Sea

TitleClimate change scenario for the Mediterranean Sea
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSomot S, Déqué M, Sevault F
JournalGeophysical Research Abstracts
Keywordsanalyse de scénario, changement climatique, circulation thermohaline, climate, climate change, impact, Mediterranean sea, Mer Méditerranée, modélisation, modelling, réchauffement, scenario analysis, thermohaline circulation, warming

Following the IPCC-A2 scenario, the climate over the Mediterranean basin might become warmer and drier during the 21st century. These two effects may have an opposite impact on the Mediterranean Sea winter deep convection because surface water may become warmer and saltier. In this study, we try to assess the question of the possible evolution of the Mediterranean sea thermohaline circulation.