Short and tidal period sea-level variations along the Turkish Strait System
Bedri Alpar, Hüseyin Yüce
Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, University of Istanbul, Vefa, 34470 Istanbul, TURKEY
Department of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography, Çubuklu, 81647 Istanbul, TURKEY
An analysis of the short-period and tidal sea-level variations is performed based on the measurements taken at the stations along the coasts of the Southwestern Black Sea, Strait of Istanbul (Bosphorus), Sea of Marmara, Strait of Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Northeastern Aegean Sea. Short-period oscillations observed on the records were related to the natural periods of the straits and the Sea of Marmara itself. Tidal oscillations are small in amplitude and tidal regimes change along the Turkish Strait System.
Keywords: Sea level, short period oscillations, tides, Turkish Strait System