Warming in Turkish Seas: Comparative Multidecadal Assessment

Bengil F., MAVRUK S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, cilt.19, sa.1, ss.51-57, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4194/1303-2712-v19_1_06
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.51-57


Although sea temperature characteristics and their variations in the Mediterranean and Black Seas have been studied at length over the course of different time periods and varied areas of spatial coverage, there remains no specific evaluation of Turkish Seas. This study provides an assessment of sea surface temperatures during a period between September 1981 and December 2014; conducted in order to understand characterization of the basic features and to enable description of linear and non-linear inter-annual patterns in Turkish seas: the northern Levantine Sea, the eastern Aegean Sea, the Marmara Sea and the southern Black Sea. The results of our study showed that there are significantly positive trends in all of the aforementioned regions, and that the rate of warming in the two colder basins, the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, was detected to be higher than the rate discovered found in the Aegean Sea and Levantine Sea.