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MERCATOR project


An analysis of Mercator simulations in relation with the glider missions in the Solomon Sea

 

 

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Modèle au 1/12°
sorties tous les 3 jours ;  « y2003m03d04 » ... c'est la moyenne des jours 02-03-04...
période : de 01/2002 au 12/2006, année bissextile prise en compte
Domaine : Lon : 142E --> 180E ;  Lat : 16.04 S --> 3S
bathy lissé
pas de marée barocline
forçage journalier moyen ECMWF
rappel en SSS

 


1. Mean Dynamic Topography and associated mean circulation

a. mercator.gif;  b. S18-1/12°.gif;  c. S18-1/4°.gif;  d. aviso.gif


2. Sea Level Variability (on the time period of the mercator run)

a. mercator.gif;   aviso.gif
b. S18-1/12°.gif;   aviso.gif
c. S18-1/4°.gif;   aviso.gif


3. SLA averaged over the Solomon Sea

a. mercator/aviso.gif; b. mercator/S18.gif; c. S18/aviso.gif; d Hdyn S18/aviso.gif
b.
SLA spectrum averaged over the Solomon Sea: mercator.gifaviso.gif; S18.gif


4. EKE

4.1 EKE averaged over the 2002-2006 period:
a. mercator.gif;  b. S18-1/12°.gif (using cdftools: voeke)
c. mercator.gif;  d. aviso.gif S18-1/12°.gif (using the method from altimetry)
4.2  EKE averaged over the Solomon Sea (EKE computed using the method from altimetry)
a. mercator/aviso.gif;  b. Hdyn S18/aviso.gif


5. Frequency analysis (HF < 180 days; LF > 18 months)

5.1 SLA RMS (Mercator time period: 2002-2006)
a. Seasonal cycle:  mercator.gif aviso.gif
b. High frequency: mercator.gifaviso.gif
c. Low frequency: mercator.gifaviso.gif
5.2 EKE
a. Seasonal cycle: mercator.gif; aviso.gif
b. High frequency: mercator.gif; aviso.gif
c. Averaged over the Solomon Sea: mercator.gif; aviso.gif


6. South boundary

6.1 Location of the section (9.8°S): mercator.gif; S18.gif
6.2 temperature:
a. Mean: ; S18 <86-06>.gif
b. Variability function of depth; S18 <86-06>.gif
c. Variability function of density:  S18 <86-06>.gif
6.3 Salinity:
a. Mean: ; S18 <86-06>.gif
b. Variability function of depth ; S18 <86-06>.gif
c. Variability function of density:  S18 <86-06>.gif
6.4 Meriodional velocity:
a. Mean: Mercator.gif ; S18.gif
b. Variability: Mercator.gif ; S18.gif
6.5 Transports
a. In the thermocline layers:
Mercator: <100-400> m.gif <24-26.5> density.gif
S18: <100-400> m.gif <24-26.5> density.gif
b. In the surface layers:
Mercator: <0-100> m.gif
S18: <0-100> m.gif

c. Shear between the thermocline and the surface layers: Mercator.gif S18.gif


7. PLOTS GMMC 11/2011

cir-surf_S18_GMMC.gifcir-surf_mercator_GMMC.gifcir-thermo_S18_GMMC.gifcir-thermo_mercator_GMMC.gif;
DynHrms_S18_GMMC.gif; SLArms_aviso_GMMC.gifSLArms_mercator_GMMC.gif:
ft_sla_GMMC.gif; spe_GMMC.gif
EKE_S18_GMMC.gif; eke_aviso_GMMC.gif EKE_mercator_GMMC.gif; eke_mercatorb_GMMC.gif
ft_eke_GMMC.gif;
ft_seasson_GMMC.gifsai0107_GMMC.gif; sai0812_GMMC.gif;

surcirculano_0106_GMMC.gif surcirculano_0712_GMMC.gif; saiV_7S_GMMC.gif

cravattte_DSP_2011a.gifHristova_JPO_2011a.gif  ; Hristova_JPO_2011b.gif; Hristova_JPO_2011c.gif; Hristova_JPO_2011d.gif

 

8. PLOTS GMMC 04/2013

a. mean thermocline circulation DRAKKAR12.gif

b. mean eke aviso.gif_v1; mean eke mercator.gif; mean eke aviso.gif_v2

c. mean eke DRAKKAR12.gif

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