Physical oceanography from glider mission IFM02_depl23


The glider was deployed from R/V METEOR cruise M120 (17.10.-18.11. 2015) as part of a group of 4 gliders. The gliders mission was related to the PREFACE project "Enhancing prediction of tropical Atlantic climate and its impacts" ( funded by the European Union within the 7th Framework programme. PREFACE is combining European and African expertise in observations, modelling, and marine ecosystems to improve our understanding and capabilities to predict Tropical Atlantic climate and its impacts. The specific objectives of the gliders mission were related to work package (WP) 3 and 4 of the project. In WP 3, the Glider data contributed to determining seasonal and interannual variability of the mixed layer heat and fresh water budgets by quantifying air-sea fluxes and diapycnal, isopycnal and advective heat and freshwater fluxes in the eastern boundary upwelling systems and the Gulf of Guinea. In WP 4, the Gilder data contributed to monitoring variability along the southern hemisphere coastal wave guide.

Metadata Access
Creator Krahmann, Gerd
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference Seventh Framework Programme Crossref Funder ID 603521 Enhancing Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Climate and its Impact
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format application/gzip
Size 11.1 MBytes
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.288W, -17.747S, 11.294E, -17.747N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-11-09T11:32:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-11-09T12:23:00Z