Exploitable results – Determination of the seasonal cycle of the Mixed Layer, the Seasonal Thermocline and the Upper-Ocean Heat Storage Rate in the Mediterranean Sea derived from observations
Result descriptionA Mediterranean climatology (1°x 1°x 12 months) of the mixed layer and of the seasonal thermocline, based on a comprehensive collection of temperature profiles spanning 44 years (1969–2012). The database includes more than 190,000 profiles, merging CTD, MBT/XBT, profiling floats, and gliders observations.
Result type* Scientific Publication
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ReferencesHoupert et al. Seasonal cycle of the mixed layer, the seasonal thermocline and the upper-ocean heat storage rate in the Mediterranean Sea derived from observations. Progress in Oceanography 132 (0), 333--352. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.11.004; link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079661114001797 D'Ortenzio et al. 2014. Observing mixed layer depth, nitrate and chlorophyllconcentrations in the northwestern Mediterranean:A combined satellite and NO3 pro?ling ?oats experiment. Geophysical Reseach Letters. Doi: 10.1002/2014GL061020
Keywordsmixed layer, thermoclineheat storage rate, observation, climatology, Mediterranean
Record Number: 181958 / Last updated on: 2016-04-29
Information source: Marine Information Platform