Sea water temperature in the North Aegean Sea (Gökçeada Island) between 1972 and 2018: an implication of global warming
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5559-3953
Faculty of Aquatic Sciences, Istanbul University, Balabanağa, Ordu st. No 8, 34134 Fatih, Istanbul, TURKEY
Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), P.O. Box: 10, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY
Long-term oceanographical measurements are scarce in the eastern Mediterranean, including the Turkish water. This study evaluated the long-term measurements of surface sea water temperature, which is the most critical parameter in terms of global warming, at Gökçeada Island in the North Aegean Sea between 1972 and 2018. It has been determined that the sea surface temperature (SST) increased by 1.6°C from 1972 to 2018. This long term and regularly sampled dataset can be an important baseline data for future studies of climate change as well as for national oceanographic monitoring at the Turkish part of the North Aegean Sea.
Keywords: Climate change, sea water temperature, long-term monitoring
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