publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

a daily global mesoscale ocean eddy dataset from satellite altimetry

Faghmous, James H.; Frenger, Ivy; Yao, Yuanshun; Warmka, Robert; Lindell, Aron; Kumar, Vipin;
Open Access
  • Published: 09 Jun 2015 Journal: Scientific Data, volume 2 (eissn: 2052-4463, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Mesoscale ocean eddies are ubiquitous coherent rotating structures of water with radial scales on the order of 100 kilometers. Eddies play a key role in the transport and mixing of momentum and tracers across the World Ocean. We present a global daily mesoscale ocean eddy dataset that contains ~45 million mesoscale features and 3.3 million eddy trajectories that persist at least two days as identified in the AVISO dataset over a period of 1993–2014. This dataset, along with the open-source eddy identification software, extract eddies with any parameters (minimum size, lifetime, etc.), to study global eddy properties and dynamics, and to empirically estimate the ...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic PhysicsPhysics::Fluid Dynamics
free text keywords: Eddy, Genetics, Earth system science, Climatology, Satellite altimetry, Mesoscale meteorology, Oceanography, Satellite imagery, Biology, Data Descriptor, Physical oceanography, Climate and Earth system modelling
Funded by
NSF| Collaborative Research: Understanding Climate Change: A Data Driven Approach
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1029711
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
,
SNSF| Effect of Eddies on Southern Ocean Water Mass Characteristics and Carbon Uptake, and its Sensitivity to Climate Change - Analysis of resolution dependence of climate model simulations
Project
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: P2EZP2_152133
  • Funding stream: Careers;Fellowships | Early Postdoc.Mobility
,
NSF| EAGER: Building and analyzing dynamic brain functional networks
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1355072
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
Communities
EuroMarine
European Marine Science
70 references, page 1 of 5

1. Morrow, R. & Le Traon, P.-Y. Recent advances in observing mesoscale ocean dynamics with satellite altimetry. Adv. Spa. Res. 50, 1062-1076 (2012). [OpenAIRE]

2. Chelton, D. B., Schlax, M. G., Freilich, M. H. & Milliff, R. F. Satellite measurements reveal persistent small-scale features in ocean winds. Science 303, 978-983 (2004). [OpenAIRE]

3. Frenger, I., Gruber, N., Knutti, R. & Münnich, M. Imprint of southern ocean eddies on winds, clouds and rainfall. Nat. Geosci 6, 608-612 (2013).

4. Lévy, M.The modulation of biological production by oceanic mesoscale turbulenceIn Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows 219-261 (Springer, 2008).

5. Chelton, D. B., Gaube, P., Schlax, M. G., Early, J. J. & Samelson, R. M. The influence of nonlinear mesoscale eddies on near-surface oceanic chlorophyll. Science 334, 328-332 (2011). [OpenAIRE]

6. Gaube, P., Chelton, D., Strutton, P. & Behrenfeld, M. J. Satellite observations of chlorophyll, phytoplankton biomass, and ekman pumping in nonlinear mesoscale eddies. J. of Geo. Res.: Oceans 118, 6349-6370 (2013). [OpenAIRE]

7. Beal, L. M., De Ruijter, W. P., Biastoch, A. & Zahn, R. et al. On the role of the agulhas system in ocean circulation and climate. Nature 472, 429-436 (2011). [OpenAIRE]

8. Treguier, A. M., Boebel, O., Barnier, B. & Madec, G. Agulhas eddy fluxes in a 1/6° Atlantic model. Deep Sea Res. II 50, 251-280 (2003). [OpenAIRE]

9. Isern-Fontanet, J. et al. Spatial structure of anticyclonic eddies in the Algerian basin (Mediterranean Sea) analyzed using the Okubo-Weiss parameter. Deep Sea Res. II 51, 3009-3028 (2004). [OpenAIRE]

10. Henson, S. A. & Thomas, A. C. A census of oceanic anticyclonic eddies in the Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Res. I 55, 163-176 (2008).

11. Chaigneau, A., Eldin, G. & Dewitte, B. Eddy activity in the four major upwelling systems from satellite altimetry (1992-2007). Prog. Oceanogr. 83, 117-123 (2009). [OpenAIRE]

12. Jin, X. et al. SST-wind interaction in coastal upwelling: Oceanic simulation with empirical coupling. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 39, 2957-2970 (2009).

13. Itoh, S. & Yasuda, I. Characteristics of mesoscale eddies in the Kuroshio-Oyashio extension region detected from the distribution of the sea surface height anomaly. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 40, 1018-1034 (2010).

14. Xiu, P., Chai, F., Shi, L., Xue, H. & Chao, Y. A census of eddy activities in the South China Sea during 1993-2007. J. Geophys. Res. 115, 1-15 (2010).

15. Xiu, P., Palacz, A. P., Chai, F., Roy, E. G. & Wells, M. L. Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska. Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L13607 (2011). [OpenAIRE]

70 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
Mesoscale ocean eddies are ubiquitous coherent rotating structures of water with radial scales on the order of 100 kilometers. Eddies play a key role in the transport and mixing of momentum and tracers across the World Ocean. We present a global daily mesoscale ocean eddy dataset that contains ~45 million mesoscale features and 3.3 million eddy trajectories that persist at least two days as identified in the AVISO dataset over a period of 1993–2014. This dataset, along with the open-source eddy identification software, extract eddies with any parameters (minimum size, lifetime, etc.), to study global eddy properties and dynamics, and to empirically estimate the ...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic PhysicsPhysics::Fluid Dynamics
free text keywords: Eddy, Genetics, Earth system science, Climatology, Satellite altimetry, Mesoscale meteorology, Oceanography, Satellite imagery, Biology, Data Descriptor, Physical oceanography, Climate and Earth system modelling
Funded by
NSF| Collaborative Research: Understanding Climate Change: A Data Driven Approach
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1029711
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
,
SNSF| Effect of Eddies on Southern Ocean Water Mass Characteristics and Carbon Uptake, and its Sensitivity to Climate Change - Analysis of resolution dependence of climate model simulations
Project
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: P2EZP2_152133
  • Funding stream: Careers;Fellowships | Early Postdoc.Mobility
,
NSF| EAGER: Building and analyzing dynamic brain functional networks
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1355072
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering | Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
Communities
EuroMarine
European Marine Science
70 references, page 1 of 5

1. Morrow, R. & Le Traon, P.-Y. Recent advances in observing mesoscale ocean dynamics with satellite altimetry. Adv. Spa. Res. 50, 1062-1076 (2012). [OpenAIRE]

2. Chelton, D. B., Schlax, M. G., Freilich, M. H. & Milliff, R. F. Satellite measurements reveal persistent small-scale features in ocean winds. Science 303, 978-983 (2004). [OpenAIRE]

3. Frenger, I., Gruber, N., Knutti, R. & Münnich, M. Imprint of southern ocean eddies on winds, clouds and rainfall. Nat. Geosci 6, 608-612 (2013).

4. Lévy, M.The modulation of biological production by oceanic mesoscale turbulenceIn Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows 219-261 (Springer, 2008).

5. Chelton, D. B., Gaube, P., Schlax, M. G., Early, J. J. & Samelson, R. M. The influence of nonlinear mesoscale eddies on near-surface oceanic chlorophyll. Science 334, 328-332 (2011). [OpenAIRE]

6. Gaube, P., Chelton, D., Strutton, P. & Behrenfeld, M. J. Satellite observations of chlorophyll, phytoplankton biomass, and ekman pumping in nonlinear mesoscale eddies. J. of Geo. Res.: Oceans 118, 6349-6370 (2013). [OpenAIRE]

7. Beal, L. M., De Ruijter, W. P., Biastoch, A. & Zahn, R. et al. On the role of the agulhas system in ocean circulation and climate. Nature 472, 429-436 (2011). [OpenAIRE]

8. Treguier, A. M., Boebel, O., Barnier, B. & Madec, G. Agulhas eddy fluxes in a 1/6° Atlantic model. Deep Sea Res. II 50, 251-280 (2003). [OpenAIRE]

9. Isern-Fontanet, J. et al. Spatial structure of anticyclonic eddies in the Algerian basin (Mediterranean Sea) analyzed using the Okubo-Weiss parameter. Deep Sea Res. II 51, 3009-3028 (2004). [OpenAIRE]

10. Henson, S. A. & Thomas, A. C. A census of oceanic anticyclonic eddies in the Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Res. I 55, 163-176 (2008).

11. Chaigneau, A., Eldin, G. & Dewitte, B. Eddy activity in the four major upwelling systems from satellite altimetry (1992-2007). Prog. Oceanogr. 83, 117-123 (2009). [OpenAIRE]

12. Jin, X. et al. SST-wind interaction in coastal upwelling: Oceanic simulation with empirical coupling. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 39, 2957-2970 (2009).

13. Itoh, S. & Yasuda, I. Characteristics of mesoscale eddies in the Kuroshio-Oyashio extension region detected from the distribution of the sea surface height anomaly. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 40, 1018-1034 (2010).

14. Xiu, P., Chai, F., Shi, L., Xue, H. & Chao, Y. A census of eddy activities in the South China Sea during 1993-2007. J. Geophys. Res. 115, 1-15 (2010).

15. Xiu, P., Palacz, A. P., Chai, F., Roy, E. G. & Wells, M. L. Iron flux induced by Haida eddies in the Gulf of Alaska. Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L13607 (2011). [OpenAIRE]

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

a daily global mesoscale ocean eddy dataset from satellite altimetry

Faghmous, James H.; Frenger, Ivy; Yao, Yuanshun; Warmka, Robert; Lindell, Aron; Kumar, Vipin;