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by Durrieu de Madron, X., Houpert, L., Puig, P., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Testor, P., Bosse, A., Estournel, C., Somot, S., Bourrin, F., Bouin, M.-N., Beauverger, M., Beguery, L., Calafat, A., Canals, M., Cassou, C., Coppola, L., Dausse, D., D'Ortenzio, F., Font, J., Heussner, S., Kunesch, S., Lefevre, D., Le Goff, H., Martín, J., Mortier, L., Palanques, A. and Raimbault, P.
Abstract:
The winter of 2012 experienced peculiar atmospheric conditions that triggered a massive formation of dense water on the continental shelf and in the deep basin of the Gulf of Lions. Multiplatforms observations enabled a synoptic view of dense water formation and spreading at basin scale. Five months after its formation, the dense water of coastal origin created a distinct bottom layer up to a few hundreds of meters thick over the central part of the NW Mediterranean basin, which was overlaid by a layer of newly formed deep water produced by open-sea convection. These new observations highlight the role of intense episodes of both dense shelf water cascading and open-sea convection to the progressive modification of the NW Mediterranean deep waters.
Reference:
Durrieu de Madron, X., Houpert, L., Puig, P., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Testor, P., Bosse, A., Estournel, C., Somot, S., Bourrin, F., Bouin, M.-N., Beauverger, M., Beguery, L., Calafat, A., Canals, M., Cassou, C., Coppola, L., Dausse, D., D'Ortenzio, F., Font, J., Heussner, S., Kunesch, S., Lefevre, D., Le Goff, H., Martín, J., Mortier, L., Palanques, A. and Raimbault, P., 2013: Interaction of dense shelf water cascading and open-sea convection in the northwestern Mediterranean during winter 2012Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1379-1385.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{DurrieudeMadron2013,
  Title                    = {Interaction of dense shelf water cascading and open-sea convection in the northwestern Mediterranean during winter 2012},
  Author                   = {Durrieu de Madron, X. and Houpert, L. and Puig, P. and Sanchez-Vidal, A. and Testor, P. and Bosse, A. and Estournel, C. and Somot, S. and Bourrin, F. and Bouin, M.-N. and Beauverger, M. and Beguery, L. and Calafat, A. and Canals, M. and Cassou, C. and Coppola, L. and Dausse, D. and D'Ortenzio, F. and Font, J. and Heussner, S. and Kunesch, S. and Lefevre, D. and Le Goff, H. and Martín, J. and Mortier, L. and Palanques, A. and Raimbault, P.},
  Journal                  = {Geophysical Research Letters},
  Year                     = {2013},
  Number                   = {7},
  Pages                    = {1379-1385},
  Volume                   = {40},

  Abstract                 = {The winter of 2012 experienced peculiar atmospheric conditions that triggered a massive formation of dense water on the continental shelf and in the deep basin of the Gulf of Lions. Multiplatforms observations enabled a synoptic view of dense water formation and spreading at basin scale. Five months after its formation, the dense water of coastal origin created a distinct bottom layer up to a few hundreds of meters thick over the central part of the NW Mediterranean basin, which was overlaid by a layer of newly formed deep water produced by open-sea convection. These new observations highlight the role of intense episodes of both dense shelf water cascading and open-sea convection to the progressive modification of the NW Mediterranean deep waters.},
  Copublication            = {27: 20 Fr, 7 Es},
  Doi                      = {10.1002/grl.50331},
  ISSN                     = {1944-8007},
  Keywords                 = {Dense water formation, Mediterranean Sea, Open-sea convection, Dense shelf water cascading},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Timestamp                = {2016.01.07},
  Url                      = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50331}
}