MERCATOR French Ocean System: Medium-Resolution Atlantic Product (assimilation by optimal interpolation of altimetry and in situ data)
Entry ID: PSY1V2

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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 and tropical Atlantic up to 20 degrees S since January 17th 2001.
This medium-resolution bulletin (PSY1V2, 1/3 degree; one point computed every
35 km at the equator) gives conditions ... View entire text
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Description: Mercator Ocean Main Webpage
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mercator Ocean
Dataset Title: Medium-resolution Atlantic (PSY1V2)
Version: V2 (altimetry and in situ data assimilation)
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-17
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1/3 degrees (35 km at the equator)
Longitude Resolution: 1/3 degrees (35 km at the equator)
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
Originating Center
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: Image Browse (public access), Remote Server (restricted access)
Distribution Format: GIF, NetCDF, CF/COARDS
Email: vincent.toumazou at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-15
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