High-resolution observations in the Western Mediterranean Sea: The REP14-MED experiment

Onken, Reiner, Fiekas, Heinz-Volker, Beguery, Laurent, Borrione, Ines, Funk, Andreas, Hemming, Michael, Heywood, Karen J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9859-0026, Kaiser, Jan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1553-4043, Knoll, Michaela, Poulain, Pierre-Marie, Queste, Bastien, Russo, Aniello, Shitashima, Kiminori, Siderius, Martin and Thorp-Küsel, Elizabeth (2016) High-resolution observations in the Western Mediterranean Sea: The REP14-MED experiment.

[thumbnail of Published manuscript]
PDF (Published manuscript) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (6MB) | Preview


The observational part of the REP14-MED experiment was conducted in June 2014 in the Sardo-Balearic Sea west of Sardinia Island (Western Mediterranean Sea). Two research vessels collected high-resolution oceanographic data by means of hydrographic casts, towed systems, and underway measurements. In addition, a vast amount of data was provided by a fleet of 11 gliders, time series were available from moored instruments, and information on Lagrangian flow patterns were obtained from surface drifters and one profiling float. The spatial resolution of the observations encompasses a spectrum over four orders of magnitude from O(101 m) to O(105 m), and the time series from the moored instruments cover a spectral range of five orders from O(101 s) to O(106 s). The objective of this article is to provide an overview of the huge data set which is utilized by various ongoing studies, focusing on (i) sub-mesoscale and mesoscale pattern analyses, (ii) operational forecasting in terms of the development and assessment of sampling strategies, assimilation methods, and model validation, (iii) modeling the variability of the ocean, and (iv) testing of new payloads for gliders.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Atmospheric Chemistry (former - to 2018)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climate, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Meteorology, Oceanography and Climate Dynamics (former - to 2017)
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2024 01:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61207
DOI: 10.5194/os-2016-82


Downloads per month over past year

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item