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MERCATOR French Ocean System: High-Resolution North Atlantic and Mediterranean Product (assimilation by optimal interpolation of altimetry data only)
Entry ID: PSY2V1

Abstract: Mercator has been providing weekly analysis and real-time nowcast (T0), and
forecast (T0+7 days and T0 +14 days) bulletins of the three-dimensional ocean
in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea since January 8th 2003. This
High-resolution bulletin (PSY2V1; 1/15 degree; one point computed every 5 to 7
km throughout the region of interest; ... View entire text
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Description: Mercator Ocean Main Webpage
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 67.0   S: -5.0   E: 18.0   W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mercator Ocean
Dataset Title: High-resolution North Atlantic and Mediterranean (PSY2V1)
Version: V1 (assimilates altimetry data only)
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-08
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1/15 degrees (5-7km)
Longitude Resolution: 1/15 degrees (5-7km)
Vertical Resolution: 43 levels from surface to bottom (12-200m)
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 or download the form
Data Set Progress
Data Center
MERCATOR OCEAN-Operational Oceanography, France Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 33 5 61 39 38 02
Fax: 33 5 61 39 38 99
Email: products at
Contact Address:
Parc Technologique du Canal
8-10 rue Hermes
City: Ramonville St Agne
Postal Code: 31520
Country: FRANCE
Distribution Media: LAS, DODS/Opendap Access (restricted access), Image Browse (public access)
Distribution Format: GIF, NetCDF, CF/COARDS
Email: vincent.toumazou at
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Blanke B., and P. Delecluse, 1993 Variability of the tropical Atlantic ocean
simulated by a general circulation model with two different mixed layer
physics. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 23. 1363-1388.

Cooper, M and K.Haines, 1996 Altimeter assimilation with water property
conservation, Journal of Geophysical research, 101, 1059-1077

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23