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Table 4 Heat and salt content averaged over the Mediterranean for different layers of the water column

From: Mediterranean Sea response to climate change in an ensemble of twenty first century scenarios

Dataset Salinity Temperature (°C)
SSS 0-bot 0–150 150–600 600-bot SST 0-bot 0–150 150–600 600-bot
MEDATLAS-II (1961–1990) 38.11 38.61 38.35 38.71 38.62 19.7 13.69 16.31 14.09 13.24
Marullo (1985–2007)       19.83     
EN3 (1961–1990) 38.21 38.62 38.40 38.72 38.61 19.8 13.65 16.26 14.07 13.24
HIS 38.09 38.65 38.23 38.70 38.68 18.69 13.51 15.25 13.58 13.27
HIS-F 38.09 38.62 38.23 38.75 38.63 19.28 13.77 16.18 14.27 13.33
A2 +0.48 +0.33 +0.41 +0.41 +0.31 +2.53 +0.97 +2.06 +1.20 +0.76
A2-F +0.69 +0.33 +0.58 +0.47 +0.26 +2.97 +1.04 +2.30 +1.36 +0.79
A2-RF +0.64 +0.28 +0.55 +0.42 +0.22 +2.97 +0.93 +2.29 +1.26 +0.68
A2-ARF +0.89 +0.44 +0.74 +0.44 +0.41 +2.97 +1.23 +2.23 +1.08 +1.14
A1B-ARF +0.85 +0.52 +0.72 +0.47 +0.51 +2.46 +1.35 +1.80 +2.00 +1.38
B1-ARF +0.70 +0.43 +0.60 +0.39 +0.42 +1.73 +1.09 +1.29 +1.79 +1.15
  1. A comparison of these quantities is made between the observational datasets MEDATLAS-II (MEDAR-Group 2002; Marullo et al. 2011 and from EN3 Ingleby and Huddleston 2007) and both historical simulations HIS and HIS-F, for the period 1961–1990. The difference between modelled quantities in scenario simulations (2070–2099) and the respective historical simulation (1961–1990) is displayed