Fruitful “corona summer” for HRZZ project ADIOS

August 2020 saw the publication of as many as four scientific articles in high-quality (Q1 and Q2) journals in the area of Geosciences. All articles are products of the work conducted within the project IP-2016-06-1955 The Adriatic decadal and interannual oscillations: observations, modelling and consequences (ADIOS), whose Principal Investigator is Ivica Vilibić, PhD, from the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries in Split and funded by HRZZ.

1. Denamiel et al.: Pseudo-global warming projections of extreme wave storms in complex coastal regions: the case of the Adriatic Sea. Climate Dynamics,

This paper quantifies the changes of wind waves in the Adriatic in future climate conditions, by using and developing the method of pseudo-global warming for performing joint simulations of the atmosphere and the sea. Future climate projections predict the height of bora-caused waves to become lower, while sirocco-caused waves will mostly remain unchanged.

2. Denamiel et al.: Far future climate (2060–2100) of the northern Adriatic air–sea heat transfers associated with extreme bora events. Climate Dynamics,

This paper documents future climate of bora storms and the process of sea cooling in northern Adriatic caused by them, pointing to decreased wind speeds in future climate, but not to reduced sea surface cooling and dense shelf water formation, which are not projected to significantly change in future climate conditions.

3. Medvedev et al.: Tidal resonance in the Adriatic Sea: Observational evidence. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 125, e2020JC016168,

This paper describes the mechanism and provides a theoretical basis for the enhancement of the tidal signal in the Adriatic and explains why differences between high tide and low tide in the northern Adriatic are substantially higher than in the rest of the Mediterranean.

4. Kazeminezhad et al.: Weather radar and ancillary observations of the convective system causing the northern Persian Gulf meteotsunami on 19 March 2017. Natural Hazards,

This paper quantifies the complex structure of a strong mesoscale disturbance which caused the meteotsunami in the Gulf of Persia in March 2017, killing or injuring 27 people.