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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 441–456, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-441-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 441–456, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-441-2020

Data description paper 26 Feb 2020

Data description paper | 26 Feb 2020

PROTEVS-MED field experiments: very high resolution hydrographic surveys in the Western Mediterranean Sea

Pierre Garreau et al.

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The oceanic circulation is composed of the main currents, of large eddies and meanders, and of fine motions at a scale of about a few hundreds of metres, rarely observed in situ. PROTEVS-MED experiments were devoted to very high resolution observations of water properties (temperature and salinity) and currents, thanks to an undulating trawled vehicle revealing a patchy, stirred and energetic ocean in the first 400 m depth. These fine-scale dynamics drive the plankton and air–sea exchanges.