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Mercator Ocean Newsletter 38 (July 2010)

Date added: Monday 13th September 2010

The latest Quarterly Newsletter is now available and devoted to recent studies in coastal oceanic systems.

To start with, Le Traon is introducing this newsletter telling us about the SNOCO initiative. Scientific articles about recent studies in coastal oceanic systems are then displayed as follows: First, Ménesguen et al. are telling us about Ulva mass accumulations on Brittany beaches and remedies found to solve this problem. Then, Ardhuin presents his work about wave hindcasting and forecasting at Previmer within the European project “Integrated Ocean waves for Geophysical and other Applications”. Third, Faucher et al. provide a description of a coupled Atmosphere-Ocean-Ice forecast system for the Gulf of St Lawrence in Canada, which has been installed in experimental mode at the Canadian Meteorological Centre. Finally, Marchesiello et al. are talking about regional ocean forecasting and downscaling strategy at IRD for coastal and submesoscale phenomena. They have developed a downscaling strategy based on the Regional Ocean Modeling System and produced a new demonstrator with data assimilation in the Chile oceanic area.

The newsletter can be downloaded from http://www.mercator-ocean.fr/documents/lettre/lettre_38_en.pdf (5.6MB)

The following articels are included:

  1. SNOCO: Towards a French Sustained Coastal Operational Oceanography System
    By Pierre Yves Le-Traon

  2. Ulva Mass Accumulations on Brittany Beaches: Explanation and Remedies Deduced from Models
    By Alain Ménesguen, Thierry Perrot, Morgan Dussauze

  3. Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting: Geophysical and Engineering Applications. Examples with the Previmer-IOWAGA System.
    By Fabrice Ardhuin

  4. Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean-Ice Forecast System for the Gulf of St-Lawrence, Canada
    By Manon Faucher, François Roy, Hal Ritchie, Serge Desjardins, Chris Fogarty, Greg Smith, Pierre Pellerin

  5. Regional Ocean Forecasting : Downscaling Strategy for Coastal and Submesoscale Phenomena
    By Patrick Marchesiello, Zhijin Li and Andres Sepulveda

  6. Notebook

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