MERCATOR French Ocean System
Entry ID: MERCATOR

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Summary
Abstract: The Mercator mission was defined in 1996 by six partner organizations (Cnes,
CNRS, Ifremer, IRD, Meteo France, and Shom). Mercator Ocean is based in
Toulouse, France, which acts as the focal point for development work. Today,
the team numbers 30 engineers and researchers from the six partner
organizations, supported by ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Mercator Ocean Main Webpage
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 67.0   S: -60.0   E: 20.0   W: -100.0

Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: regional (1/3, 1/15 degrees), global (2 degrees)
Longitude Resolution: regional (1/3, 1/15 degrees), global (2 degrees)
Vertical Resolution: regional (43 vertical levels), global (31 vertical levels)
Temporal Resolution: daily, weekly
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Mercator web real time image products (GIF format) are designed for a wide
audience (freely available, except zonal maps younger than 30 days need
authorized access), while numerical products are files for professional users
and are available on a remote server with authorized access.

Please, you must justify your request to these products. E-mail request to
products@mercator-ocean.fr or download the form
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
MERCATOR OCEAN-Operational Oceanography, France Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mercator-ocean.fr/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GIP MERCATOR OCEAN USER SERVICES
Phone: 33 5 61 39 38 02
Fax: 33 5 61 39 38 99
Email: products at mercator-ocean.fr
Contact Address:
Parc Technologique du Canal
8-10 rue Hermes
City: Ramonville St Agne
Postal Code: 31520
Country: FRANCE
Distribution
Distribution Media: LAS, DODS/Opendap Access (restricted access), Image Browse (public access)
Distribution Format: GIF, NetCDF, CF/COARDS
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: vincent.toumazou at mercator-ocean.fr
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Publications/References
Publications related to Mercator project in specialized reviews
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Davidson, F., Hernandez, F. and Rio, M.H. : Impact of a realistic Mean Dynamic
Topography on the forecast capabilities of the Mercator operational model
assimilation system of the North ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-15
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