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Meddies are anticyclonic (rotating clockwise) lenses of warm salty Mediterranean Water that travel through the North Atlantic between ∼500 and 1500 m depth. They are observed as large temperature, salinity and velocity anomalies (Richardson et al., 2000). Meddies are typically 40–100 km in diameter with their core being 500–1000 m thick. Meddies separate ...


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The present consensus is that the Messinian salinity crisis (MSC) took place in 5 stages: 0) Mediterranean restriction from the ocean; 1) Primary gypsum precipitation (starting 5.97 million years ago) at the margins of the Mediterranean, still fed by Atlantic water; 2) Halite precipitation (more than 1 km thick, mostly in the abyssal areas); 3) Possibly a ...


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Apart from the fact that only a few tropical cyclones follow a more southerly route (a list bellow) after going around the North Atlantic, I think the main problem is that tropical cyclones would weaken significantly after landfall in the Iberian Peninsula. An example of this is Hurricane Raphael in 2012. Source Weather.unisys.com. There is no "easy" path ...


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Yes, the GFS model is a global model. The data is released in the public domain, so you can use it for free for any lawful purpose. See complete terms of use here. You can get the data here.


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Mediterranean tropical cyclones are extremely rare but do occur. These are not Atlantic type hurricanes, they are typically not the product of a hot African tropical depression. The most recent event was in November 7, 2014 3. As for Atlantic basic hurricanes, it would seem nearly impossible. The normal path of the storm leading it eastwards would be ...


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