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Observed global ocean (Armor)

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Originator: Mercator Ocean
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Observed global ocean (Armor)
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Online_Linkage: http://www.mercator-ocean.fr/html/produits/description/produits_image/armor_en.html
Description:
Abstract:
The "observed global ocean" products are based on satellite observation data (altimetry and sea surface temperature) and in situ data measurements. The Mercator system currently receives data from three altimetry satellites: Envisat (European Space Agency), GFO (U.S. Navy) and Jason (NASA/CNES). Altimetry data are supplied through the Ssalto/Duacs program ("http://www.aviso.oceanobs.com/html/donnees/duacs/welcome_uk.html"). Reynolds SST are supplied by the NCEP (National Center for Environmental Prediction, a NOAA service). They are computed from analysis between AVHRR- NOAA POES data and in situ measurements. In situ Mercator data are supplied by the French Coriolis center ("http://www.coriolis.eu.org/"). Vertical variations of temperature (T) or temperature plus salinity (T,S) are recorded at different depths throughout the water column. In addition to ocean observation, 3D reconstitution of oceanic fields and data intercomparison products are available. There are two steps in data combination: vertical projection of altimetry and SST data using a multiple regression method that generates temperature and salinity profiles, then combination with in situ observations. Objective analysis taking into consideration statistical error parameters for a 3D estimation of sea state. During data intercomparion, altimetry and in situ data are compared to ensure compatibility of data quantification, of altimetry measurement content (barotropic versus baroclinic component) and the ageostrophic component estimation of surface circulation. This allows a high-quality diagnosis able to reveal, for instance, that a particular salinity sensor is no longer reliable. "Observed global ocean" products can be accessed on-line through Mercator Web Products. For additional product information see "http://www.mercator-ocean.fr/html/produits/description/welcome_en.html". Mercator web products are designed for a wide audience (freely available), while numerical products are files for professional users and are available on a remote server. Please make an e-mail request to products@mercator-ocean.fr Archive bulletins are also available to identify longer-term patterns. Mercator web "observed global ocean" (Armor, 1/3 degrees) products can be browsed on MERCATOR product web site: "http://bulletin.mercator-ocean.fr/html/welcome_en.jsp"
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Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > DIFFUSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN MIXED LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEAN MIXED LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > THERMOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > HALOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > PYCNOCLINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: ERS-2 > EUROPEAN REMOTE SENSING SATELLITE-2
Theme_Keyword: GFO-1 > GEOSAT FOLLOW-ON-1
Theme_Keyword: JASON-1
Theme_Keyword: NOAA POES > NOAA POLAR ORBITING ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: ENVISAT > ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: ALTIMETERS
Theme_Keyword: RADAR ALTIMETERS
Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: DRIFTING BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: XBT > EXPENDABLE BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: POSEIDON-2 > JASON-1 RADAR ALTIMETER
Theme_Keyword: GODAE > GLOBAL OCEAN DATA ASSIMILATION EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: MERSEA > MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND SECURITY FOR THE EUROPEAN AREA
Theme_Keyword: MERCATOR > MERCATOR OCEAN-OPERATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Theme_Keyword: Model Assimilation
Theme_Keyword: Altimetry Data
Theme_Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: In Situ Data
Theme_Keyword: Model Intercomparison
Theme_Keyword: Operational Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Global Ocean Model
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Daily, Weekly
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
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: VINCENT TOUMAZOU
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vincent.toumazou@mercator-ocean.fr
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1/3 degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 1/3 degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: Not Available
Altitude_Resolution: from 0 down to 700m deep
Altitude_Distance_Units: Not Available
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Not Available
Depth_Resolution: from 0 down to 700m deep
Depth_Distance_Units: Not Available
Depth_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: FR/MERCATOR > MERCATOR OCEAN-Operational Oceanography, France
Contact_Person: GIP MERCATOR OCEAN USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Parc Technologique du Canal
Address: 8-10 rue Hermes
City: Ramonville St Agne
Postal_Code: 31520
Country: FRANCE
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 33 5 61 39 38 02
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 33 5 61 39 38 99
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: products@mercator-ocean.fr
Resource_Description: Armor
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GIF, NetCDF, CF/COARDS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.mercator-ocean.fr/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.mercator-ocean.fr
Access_Instructions:
Mercator Ocean Main Webpage
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://bulletin.mercator-ocean.fr/html/welcome_en....
Access_Instructions:
Mercator Ocean Web products. 3D modelled ocean: nowcasts and forecasts (medium resolution Atlantic 1/3 degree; high resolution North Atlantic and Mediterranean 1/15 degree; global low resolution 2 degree); and global observed ocean, data intercomparison and 3 D reconstitution of oceanic fields.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.mercator-ocean.fr/html/produits/descrip...
Access_Instructions:
Mercator Web products hanbook webpage (including the "Model: analysis and forecasting" products handbook and the "Observed ocean" products handbook). This handbook gives you the keys to understanding the 2,000 images you can see every week in the Mercator Web bulletin. The "observed ocean" system is based on altimetry and in situ data measurements. Additional information about Mercator configuration can also be found.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20041228
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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