Influence of the extreme conditions on the water quality and material exchange flux in the Strait of Istanbul

Altiok H., Aslan A., Övez S. , Demirel N., Yuksek A., Kiratli N., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF MARINE SYSTEMS, cilt.139, ss.204-216, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 139
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.06.005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.204-216


This study focuses on the influence of extreme hydrological events on the water quality of the Strait of Istanbul (Bosphorus), a stratified waterway, polluted by sewage outfalls and non-point sources. Monthly collected water quality parameters (nitrate + nitrite, ortho-phosphate, silicate, dissolved oxygen, total suspended solids, chlorophyll-a and fecal indicator bacteria (fecal coliform and enterococci)) were evaluated together with the hydrological data (salinity, temperature and current flow) for 1 year. Two blockage events, identified as extreme conditions, were detected during the study: a lower layer blockage in February 2003 and an upper layer blockage in October 2003.