World Library  

Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Ocean State Indicators from Myocean Altimeter Products : Volume 9, Issue 3 (12/06/2013)

By Bessières, L.

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0004020662
Format Type: PDF Article :
File Size: Pages 16
Reproduction Date: 2015

Title: Ocean State Indicators from Myocean Altimeter Products : Volume 9, Issue 3 (12/06/2013)  
Author: Bessières, L.
Volume: Vol. 9, Issue 3
Language: English
Subject: Science, Ocean, Science
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
Publication Date:
Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


APA MLA Chicago

Bessières, L., Pujol, M. I., Boone, C., Dufau, C., & Rio, M. H. (2013). Ocean State Indicators from Myocean Altimeter Products : Volume 9, Issue 3 (12/06/2013). Retrieved from

Description: AS$+$ EOLEN, 5 avenue Didier Daurat, 31400 Toulouse, France. The European MyOcean project ( provides observations of the ocean dynamic topography from altimeter measurements. Three specific indicators have been developed, based on altimeter data only, in order to monitor the ocean state. The first ocean indicator observes the positive and negative phases of the ENSO events in the tropical Pacific, the El Niño/La Niña events, since 1992. The second ocean indicator tracks the contracted or extended state of the Kuroshio Extension. The last ocean indicator is dedicated to the Ionian Basin in the Mediterranean Sea and permits separation of zonal-cyclonic state (1998–2005 and since 2011 up to now) from the anticyclonic state (1993–1996) usually discussed in the literature. In addition, it allows identifying a third state in which both the anticyclonic circulation around the northern part of the basin and the strong zonal Mid-Ionian Jet co-exist (2008–2010).

Ocean state indicators from MyOcean altimeter products

Barber, R. T and Chavez, F. P.: Biological Consequences of El Niño, Science, 222, 1203–1210, 1983; Brachet, S.: Variabilité mésoéchelle océanique, comparaison altimétrie/modèle, PhD Thesis, UPS-Toulouse III, 2005.; Borzelli, G. L. E., Gačić, M., Cardin, V., and Civitarese, G.: Eastern Mediterranean transient and reversal of the Ionian Sea circulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L15108, doi:10.1029/2009GL039261, 2009.; Curry, R. G. and McCartney, M. S.: Ocean gyre circulation changes associated with the North Atlantic oscillation, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 3374–3400, 2001.; Civitarese, G., Gačić, M., Lipizer, M., and Eusebi Borzelli, G. L.: On the impact of the Bimodal Oscillating System (BiOS) on the biogeochemistry and biology of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas (Eastern Mediterranean), Biogeosciences, 7, 3987–3997, doi:10.5194/bg-7-3987-2010, 2010.; Criado-Aldeanueva, F., Del Río Vera, J., and García-Lafuente, J.: Steric and mass-induced Mediterranean sea level trends from 14 years of altimetry data, Global Planet. Change, 60, 563–575, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2007.07.003, 2008.; Dibarboure, D., Pujol, M.-I., Briol, F., Le Traon, P.-Y., Larnicol, G., Picot, N., Mertz, F., and Ablain, M.: Jason-2 in DUACS: Updated System Description, First Tandem Results and Impact on Processing and Products, Mar. Geod., 34, 214–241, EEA, The 2010 State of the Environment, doi:10.2800/5862, 2011.; Ducet, N., Le Traon, P.-Y., and Reverdin, G.: Global high-resolution mapping of ocean circulation from TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-1 and -2, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 19477–19498, 2000.; Enfield, D. B., Mestas, A. M., Mayer, D. A., and Cid-Serrano, L.: How ubiquitous is the dipole relationship in tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures?, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 7841–7848, 1999; Gačić, M., Civitarese, G., Borzelli, G. L. E., Kovačević, V., Poulain, P.-M., Theocharis, A., Menna, M., Catucci, A., and Zarokanellos, N.: On the relationship between the decadal oscillations of the northern Ionian Sea and the salinity distributions in the eastern Mediterranean, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C12002, doi:10.1029/2011JC007280, 2011.; Qiu, B.: The Kuroshio extension system: Its large-scale variability and role in the midlatitude ocean-atmosphere interaction, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 58, 57–75, 2002.; Gerin, R., Poulain, P.-M., Taupier-Letage, I., Millot, C., Ben Ismail, S., and Sammari, C.: Surface circulation in the Eastern Mediterranean using drifters (2005–2007), Ocean Sci., 5, 559–574, doi:10.5194/os-5-559-2009, 2009.; Hamad, N., Millot, C., and Taupier-Letage, I.: A new hypothesis about the surface circulation in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean sea, Prog. Oceanogr,. 287–298, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2005.04.002, 2005.; Kagimoto, T., Miyazawa, Y., Guo, X., and Kawajiri, H.: High resolution Kuroshio forecast system: Description and its applications, in: High Resolution Numerical Modelling of the Atmosphere and Ocean, edited by: Hamilton, K. and Ohfuchi, W., Springer New York, 209–239, 2008.; Kramer, W., Dijkstra, H. A., Pierini, S., and van Leeuwen, P. J.: Measuring the impact of observations on the predictability of the Kuroshio Extension in a shallow-water model, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 3–17, ISSN 0022-3670, 2011.; McPhaden, M. J.: Genesis and evolution of the 1997–1998 El Niño, Science, 283, 950–954, 1999.; McPhaden, M. J.: Evolution of the 2002/03 El Niño:, B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 85, 677–695, doi:10.1175/BAMS-85-5-677, 2004.; Meyssignac B. and Cazenave A.: S


Click To View

Additional Books

  • Improved Sea Level Record Over the Satel... (by )
  • Microstructure Measurements and Estimate... (by )
  • Arctic Rapid Sea Ice Loss Events in Regi... (by )
  • Empirical Reconstruction of Salinity fro... (by )
  • Using Empirical Orthogonal Functions Der... (by )
  • The Instability of Diffusive Convection ... (by )
  • Impact of Data Assimilation of Physical ... (by )
  • Physical Forcing and Physical/Biochemica... (by )
  • Influence of the Southern Annular Mode o... (by )
  • Model Study on Horizontal Variability of... (by )
  • The Transient Distributions of Nuclear W... (by )
  • Reconciling the North–south Density Diff... (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.