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Vertical velocities play a key role in the export of CO2 as well as organic and mineral matter. New research proposes a sampling platform with a measurement sensitivity able to measure vertical velocities on the order of several 10-3 to 10-2 m s-1. Study area ADCP deployment configuration for the lowered technique (left panel) and … Continued

The new PhD student Laurina Oms joined the BIOSWOT-Med group at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) to study finescale processes and their impacts on phytoplankton distribution.   Laurina Oms, the new PhD student working on the BIOSWOT-Med project Welcome to Laurina OMS, a new PhD student in the Physical Oceanography group at the Mediterranean … Continued

The FaSt-SWOT campaign will focus on the role of fine scales in horizontal and vertical exchange in the upper ocean.  The Fine-Scale ocean currents from integrated multi-platform experiments and numerical simulations: contribution to the new SWOT satellite mission (FaSt-SWOT ) project proposal has been accepted by the Spanish Research Agency at the end of June 2022. The FaSt-SWOT project will be carried out in the western Mediterranean Sea during the fast-sampling phase of … Continued

Cloud-based data-proximate computation provides a framework to analyze tera- and peta-bytes of data as the resolution and complexity of ocean and climate simulations increases and as SWOT data will become available. The success of the framework, which allows for the community to fully harness and systematically analyze the outputs from  submesoscale-permitting ocean models, which are … Continued

Finescale salinity variability was reconstructed through Lagrangian techniques applied to satellite salinity measurements made by the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. Oceanic structures at scales smaller than ∼100 km (such as fronts, eddies, and filaments) have an important contribution to ocean circulation, air-sea interactions, climate variability, and marine biogeochemistry. In … Continued

A SWOT Pre-launch field campaign conducted during 09/2019–01/2020 assessed the potential of various instruments and platforms to meet the SWOT Cal/Val requirement and shed light on the design of SWOT-AdAC California Cal/Val field campaign that will occur in 2023.  Map of the SWOT Pre-launch field campaign instrumentation. Three moorings are marked by the three colored … Continued

The newly-appointed Science Officer, Louise Rousselet, will collaborate with the SWOT-AdAC members to support  their in situ campaigns to compare results from different sites and develop near real-time sampling strategies. Louise Rousselet, SWOT-AdAC Science Officer. Welcome to Louise Rousselet, the new SWOT-AdAC Science Officer.  Louise will coordinate the sampling strategy for the offshore campaigns of … Continued

Registrations are now open for the FilaChange 2022 workshop, the SWOT-AdAC & CLIVAR multisite conference on finescale ocean dynamics. The conference will take place  at several sites (Paris, Providence, Hobart, and Qingdao) during the same period (29 August – 2 September 2022). It will attempt to reframe SWOT-related topics into larger ocean dynamics and climate … Continued

State-of-the-art autonomous underwater gliders were used to observe key physical properties of the surface ocean following the melt of sea-ice. Fine-scale fronts (sharp changes in density) of less than 10 km at horizontal scales revealed that sea-ice melt not only stabilizes the upper ocean, but also provides additional energy for small eddies and filaments to … Continued

In the framework of the SWOT mission, the PhD thesis will contribute to bridge the gap between ocean circulation and marine biodiversity, by exploring the impact of ocean fine scales (1-100 km) on phytoplanktonic community structure. In order to achieve this, biophysical data from the 2018 PROTEVS-BIOSWOT will be analyzed by developing a novel biophysical … Continued