POMME Kalman analysis of physical variables: datasets and gridded fields
|Author(s)||Gaillard Fabienne1, Mercier Herle2, Kermabon Catherine1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Ifremer, France
2 : CNRS, France
|Label||Approved by Pôle Océan|
The Programme Ocean Multidisciplinaire Meso Echelle (POMME) was designed to describe and quantify the role of mesoscale processes in the subduction of mode waters in the Northeast Atlantic. Intensive situ measurements were maintained during 1 year (September 2000 - October 2001), over a 8 degrees square area centered on 18 degrees W, 42 degrees N. In order to synthesized the in-situ physical observations, and merge them with satellite altimetry and surface fluxes datasets, a simplified Kalman filter has been designed. Daily fields of temperature, salinity, and stream function were produced on a regular grid over a full seasonal cycle. We propose here the gridded fields (KA_ files) and the in-situ datasets used by the analysis (Data_ files).