Climate Change and Energy Pathways for the Mediterranean: by Rajendra K. Pachauri Ph.D., Madhavi Chand (auth.), Professor

By Rajendra K. Pachauri Ph.D., Madhavi Chand (auth.), Professor Ernest J. Moniz (eds.)

Reflecting the luck of the 1st workshop of the Cyprus Institute entitled weather swap and effort Pathways for the Mediterranean held in Cyprus in 2005, those complaints current an outline of the consequences of weather switch for the japanese Mediterranean and the impression of weather swap reaction on nearby financial job, relatively within the hydrocarbon undefined. The eleven invited papers and the summaries of shows and interactive dialogue of the workshop emphasize local implications and set the level to construct a examine approach for the newly tested Cyprus Institute. This e-book is aimed not only at scientists and researchers, yet at coverage makers and politicians, rather within the Mediterranean region.

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The surface water injected into the northern Aegean from the Dardanelles Strait is thought to have a similar function in controlling windinduced mixing there. The Black Sea is the largest anoxic basin of the world, with a Holocene history of transformation from a freshwater lake to a sea with low salinity. Recurrent plankton productivity events have occurred at intervals of a few hundred years within the last millennium (Figure 10), recorded in bottom sediments when the basin has evolved to sufficiently saline conditions allowing Emiliana Huxleyi blooms (Hay and Honjo 1989).

The Caspian and Black seas and especially their shelf areas influenced by large rivers are therefore extremely productive, while the eastern Mediterranean appears as a “blue desert”, apart from limited coastal stretches near river mouths. The establishment of the fluxes of water, nutrients and other materials into each of the basins and that are transported between them is essential to Fig. 6. Satellite derived mean CZCS chlorophyll pigments (mg/m3) based on NASA/GSFC data Environmental and Water Resource Impacts 23 Fig.

Egypt shipped its first cargoes of LNG in late 2004 when the first unit at the Damietta liquefaction plant entered into operation. 6 bcm and is partly owned by Union Fenosa Gas (Spain), which will take 60% of the plant output for 25 years starting in late 2004 to feed its combined cycle power plants in Spain. A second unit with a capacity of around 7 bcmpy is being planned. The first production train at the Idku LNG plant will enter into operation in 2005 with the entire output of 5 bcmpy contracted to Gas de France for 20 years while the second unit of the same size will enter into operation in 2006.

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