• shareshare
  • link
  • cite
  • add
Powered by OpenAIRE graph
Found an issue? Give us feedback
Other research product . 2018

Towards high resolution mapping of 3-D mesoscale dynamics from observations

Buongiorno Nardelli, B.; Guinehut, S.; Pascual, A.; Drillet, Y.; Ruiz, S.; Mulet, S.;
Open Access
Published: 15 Jan 2018

The MyOcean R&D project MESCLA (MEsoSCaLe dynamical Analysis through combined model, satellite and in situ data) was devoted to the high resolution 3-D retrieval of tracer and velocity fields in the oceans, based on the combination of in situ and satellite observations and quasi-geostrophic dynamical models. The retrieval techniques were also tested and compared with the output of a primitive equation model, with particular attention to the accuracy of the vertical velocity field as estimated through the Q vector formulation of the omega equation. The project focused on a test case, covering the region where the Gulf Stream separates from the US East Coast. This work demonstrated that innovative methods for the high resolution mapping of 3-D mesoscale dynamics from observations can be used to build the next generations of operational observation-based products.

Subjects by Vocabulary

arXiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

57 references, page 1 of 6

Allen, J. T. and Smeed, D. A.: Potential vorticity and vertical velocity at the Iceland-Faeroes front, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 26, 2611- 2634, 1996.

Autret, E. and Piolle´, J. F.: Implementation of a global SST analysis, MERSEA-WP02-IFR-STR-001-1A report, 2007.

AVISO: Ssalto/Duacs userHandbook: (M)SLAand(M)ADT nearreal time and delayed time products, SALP-MU-P-EA-21065- CLS, Edn. 3.0, 68 pp., 2012.

Barnier, B., Madec, G., Penduff, T., Molines, J. M., Treguier, A. M., Le Sommer, J., Bekmann, A., Biastoch, A., Boning, C., Dengg, J., Derval, C., Durand, E., Gulev, S., Remy, E., Talandier, C., Theeten, S., Maltrud, M., McClean, J., and De Cuevas, B.: Impact of partial steps and momentum advection schemes in a global ocean circulation model at eddy-permitting resolution, Ocean Dynam., 56, 543-567, 2006. [OpenAIRE]

Bower, A. S.: Potential Vorticity Balances and Horizontal Divergence along Particle Trajectories in Gulf Stream Meanders East of Cape Hatteras, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 19, 1669-1681, 1989.

Bower, A. S. and Rossby, T.: Evidence of cross-frontal exchange processes in the Gulf Stream based on isopycnal RAFOS float data, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 19, 1177-1190, 1989. [OpenAIRE]

Bretherton, F. P., Davis, R. E., and Fandry, C. B.: A technique for objective analysis and design of oceanographic experiments applied to MODE-73, Deep-Sea Res. Pt. I, 23, 559-582, 1976. [OpenAIRE]

Buongiorno Nardelli, B.: A novel approach to the high resolution interpolation of in situ Sea Surface Salinity, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 29, 867-879, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00099.1, 2012.

Buongiorno Nardelli, B. and Santoleri, R.: Reconstructing synthetic profiles from surface data, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 21, 693-703, 2004. [OpenAIRE]

Buongiorno Nardelli, B. and Santoleri, R.: Methods for the reconstruction of vertical profiles from surface data: multivariate analyses, residual GEM and variable temporal signals in the North Pacific Ocean, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 22, 1763-1782, 2005.

Powered by OpenAIRE graph
Found an issue? Give us feedback
Funded by
Development and pre-operational validation of upgraded GMES Marine Core Services and capabilities
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 218812
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | SPA
Related to Research communities
European Marine Science Marine Environmental Science : Development and pre-operational validation of the Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting component of the future GMES Marine Core Service
Download from