Hydrography and biogeochemistry dedicated to the Mediterranean BGC-Argo network during a cruise with RV Tethys 2 in May 2015

Type Article
Date 2018-03
Language English
Author(s) Taillandier VincentORCID1, Wagener Thibaut2, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio1, Mayot NicolasORCID1, 5, Legoff Herve3, Ras Josephine1, Coppola LaurentORCID1, Pasqueron De Fommervault Orens1, 6, Schmechtig Catherine4, Diamond Emilie1, Bittig HenryORCID1, Lefevre Dominique2, Leymarie EdouardORCID1, Poteau Antoine1, Prieur Louis1
Affiliation(s) 1 : UPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, LOV, Sorbonne Univ, F-06230 Villefranche Sur Mer, France.
2 : Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS INSU, Univ Toulon, IRD,MIO,UM 110, F-13288 Marseille, France.
3 : UPMC Univ Paris 06, Sorbonne Univ, CNRS, IRD,MNHN,LOCEAN, Paris, France.
4 : UPMC Univ Paris 06, Sorbonne Univ, CNRS, UMS 3455,OSU Ecce Terra, Paris 5, France.
5 : Bigelow Lab Ocean Sci, East Boothbay, ME USA.
6 : CICESE, Lab Oceanog Fis, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
Source Earth System Science Data (1866-3508) (Copernicus Gesellschaft Mbh), 2018-03 , Vol. 10 , N. 1 , P. 627-641
DOI 10.5194/essd-10-627-2018
WOS© Times Cited 8
Abstract

We report on data from an oceanographic cruise, covering western, central and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, on the French research vessel Tethys 2 in May 2015. This cruise was fully dedicated to the maintenance and the metrological verification of a biogeochemical observing system based on a fleet of BGC-Argo floats. During the cruise, a comprehensive data set of parameters sensed by the autonomous network was collected. The measurements include ocean currents, seawater salinity and temperature, and concentrations of inorganic nutrients, dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll pigments. The analytical protocols and data processing methods are detailed, together with a first assessment of the calibration state for all the sensors deployed during the cruise.

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Taillandier Vincent, Wagener Thibaut, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Mayot Nicolas, Legoff Herve, Ras Josephine, Coppola Laurent, Pasqueron De Fommervault Orens, Schmechtig Catherine, Diamond Emilie, Bittig Henry, Lefevre Dominique, Leymarie Edouard, Poteau Antoine, Prieur Louis (2018). Hydrography and biogeochemistry dedicated to the Mediterranean BGC-Argo network during a cruise with RV Tethys 2 in May 2015. Earth System Science Data, 10(1), 627-641. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-627-2018 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00677/78943/