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    The estimation of air-sea CO2 fluxes is largely dependent on wind speed through the gas transfer velocity parameterization. This sketch visualizes this estimation by using data obtained on board an opportunity vessel that transported Citröen cars from/to Vigo (Spain) to/from Saint Nazaire (France), from October 2002 to July 2003. You can explore the spatio-temporal variability of the CO2 flux along the route. Moreover, you can examine the differences in the estimation when a different wind speed source is selected or the algorithm employed to perform the estimation is modified. If you like this sketch or you want to learn more, please, visit and cite our published article in Biogeosciences: Otero, P., X. A. Padin, M. Ruiz-Villarreal, L. M. García-García, A. F. Ríos and F. F. Pérez. Net sea–air CO2 flux uncertainties in the Bay of Biscay based on the choice of wind speed products and gas transfer parameterizations. Biogeosciences, 10, 2993-3005, 2013.

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    Operational configuration of ROMS (Regional Ocean Modeling System) off NorthWest Iberia. In this configuration, two grids are nested during online execution. Data from the coarser (4 km horizontal resolution) 236 x 181 grid force the lateral open boundaries of the finer (~1.3 km) 312 x 167 embedded grid. Outputs at hourly and daily temporal resolution.

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    This sketch visualizes the exposure of the Euroregion Galicia (Spain) - North Portugal coasts to potential oil spills coming from the Finisterre Traffic Separation Scheme. These navigation corridors are used by ~40,000 ships per year, and more than 30% of these vessels transport dangerous substances. Results summarize conditions during 2012 and were obtained by running 8,868 lagrangian simulations. In each simulation 2,345 virtual particles were deployed and followed during the next 96 hours. Particles were transported by sea surface currents obtained from a realistic high resolution ocean model and also dragged by the wind. The four corridors that integrate the traffic scheme and the approaching regions are shown. The number over the corridor is the total probability of reaching the coast during the first, second, third or fourth day after the spill. Circles along the coastline are the probability of arriving that specific region. Setting the mouse pointer over one corridor, you can filter the data to get a much simpler visualization.

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    In this Cruise Plan we present a strategically collected suite of sediment coring stations that may help to study fluid flow system in the northern Tunisian margin extending to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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    The ECOTRANS oceanographic-fishing cruises will cover the following objectives: i) Sampling plankton (micro and mesozooplankton); ii) Sampling larvae of selected pelagic fish and iii) Trawl sampling (demersal) and bird census to determine the species and functional groups biomass and the trophic ecology of small pelagic fish, hake, monkfish and sharks at the NW Mediterranean ecosystem. The cruise (15 days of duration) will be conducted during the spawning period of the sardine (winter) in order to get their larvae.

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    Prospecting Scomber scombrus and Trachurus trachurus eggs and adult catches to estimate egg production and fecundity of Scomber scombrus for joint international evaluation of spawning stock biomass of mackerel by the method annual egg production (MPAH) and production eggs Trachurus.

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    Time series of oceanographic data in the Spanish Western Mediterranean

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    Long term time series monitoring in 3 standard sections: Santander, Gijón and Cudillero to study the hydrographical and biological variability and tendencies in the water masses, the timing of any pronounced shift observed on them as well as the search of their causes and their biogeochemical consequences.

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    Get abundance indices of groundfish demersales species. Get the size structure of commercially exploited stocks. Collection of biological material. Prospecting deep zones. Get physical-chemical parameters of water in the study area. Calibration between the "B/O Michael Oliver" and the "B/O Cornide Saavedra" Demersal campaign Gulf of Cadiz

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    Long term time series monitoring in 3 standard sections: Santander, Gijón and Cudillero to study the hydrographical and biological variability and tendencies in the water masses, the timing of any pronounced shift observed on them as well as the search of their causes and their biogeochemical consequences.