Morphology and evolution of an anastomosed channel network where saline underflow enters the Black Sea

  title={Morphology and evolution of an anastomosed channel network where saline underflow enters the Black Sea},
  author={Roger D. Flood and Richard N. Hiscott and Ali Engin Aksu},
The Bosphorus Strait accommodates two‐way flow between the Aegean and Black Seas. The Aegean (Mediterranean) inflow has speeds of 5 to 15 cm sec−1 in the strait and a salinity contrast of ∼12‰ to 16‰ with the Black Sea surface waters on the shelf. An anastomosed channel network crosses the shelf and in water deeper than 70 m is characterized by first‐order channels 5 to 10 m deep, local lateral accretion bedding, muddy in‐channel barforms, and a variety of sediment waves both on channel floors… 
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