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Data product of full-depth current velocity observations at 0°N, 23°W from 2001-2021 (v1.0)

Tuchen, Franz Philip (Ed.); Brandt, Peter (Ed.); Hahn, Johannes (Ed.); Hummels, Rebecca (Ed.); Krahmann, Gerd (Ed.); Bourles, Bernard (Ed.); Provost, Christine (Ed.); +2 Authors
Open Access
English
Published: 01 Jan 2022
Publisher: PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Abstract

Since 2001, current velocities have been measured continuously as part of a multilateral collaboration, the Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic (PIRATA), that regularly services a moored observatory located at 0°N, 23°W. Here, we present 20 years of full-depth current velocity observations at 0°N, 23°W. With the presented current velocity data product, we aim to provide an important and accessible reference data set against which models and reanalysis output could be validated. The velocity time series will also be helpful for studies focusing on long-term climate variability to search for connections with changes in the equatorial circulation over the last 20 years. Earlier versions of this data product have already been used in a variety of studies and provided a significant contribution to an overall improved understanding of equatorial ocean dynamics. The moored observatory at 0°N, 23°W is an ongoing example of a successful multinational collaboration extending over more than two decades.

Subjects

Equatorial Atlantic, Physical oceanographic data, Climate - Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean (SFB754), Enhancing Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Climate and its Impact (PREFACE), Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic (PIRATA), Regional Atlantic Circulation and global Change (RACE), Tropical and South Atlantic climate-based marine ecosystem predictions for sustainable management (TRIATLAS)

Funded by
EC| TRIATLAS
Project
TRIATLAS
Tropical and South Atlantic climate-based marine ecosystem predictions for sustainable management
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 817578
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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EC| PREFACE
Project
PREFACE
Enhancing prediction of tropical Atlantic climate and its impacts
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 603521
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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