|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
Hi Christine Your question cannot be answered until you state HOW MUCH the cooling is and at which end of the Red Sea. Whilst it is true that the mean sea levels differ and one sea may be cooler than the other, the Suez canal (as a connecting channel) is only open when the locks open to allow ships to pass. In any case the water in the canal will be warmed by the sun en route. If you want a way to cool the Red Sea, consider this: The sun on the Red sea causes evaporation (cooling by latent heat - constant temperature). Any wind removes this vapor and DOES cool the water. No doubt some of the resulting rain ends up changing the temperature of the Mediteranean and the rain clouds shade the sun. It seems any "cooling of the Red Sea" is far more due to the weather than to water flow through Suez John
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