Physical Oceanography

These pages present the measured parameters according to a synthetic description by dynamically grouping together several information:

  • direct links lead you to the data catalogue,
  • presentation of the latest news directly related to this theme,
  • description of the means of observation and collection,
  • and list of bibliographical and documentary references.
Currents
 
Sea Ice
Description of the physical parameter "Sea ice": ice pack, icebergs....
Sea heights
Description of the physical parameter "Sea surface heights": Sea level anomalies (SLA), Absolute Dynamic Topography (ADT), Mean Dynamic Topography (MDT), Mean Dynamic Topography (MSS), Mean Sea Surface (Mean Sea Surface), Sea Surface Height, mean sea level (sea level rise), measured at the surface.
Marée océanique
Description du paramètre physique "Marée océanique".
Paramètres optiques
Description des paramètres physiques optiques: coefficients de rétrodiffusion, d'atténuation, d'absorption, mesurés en surface ou le long de la colonne d'eau.
Salinity
Description of the physical parameter "Salinity", measured at the surface (SSS, Sea Surface Salinity) or along the water column.
Temperature
Description of the physical parameter "Temperature", measured at the surface (SST, Sea Surface Temperature) or along the water column.
Vague
Description du paramètre physique "Vague": hauteurs significatives des vagues (SWH), houle, surcote.