Pascale Lherminier, Research Associate at LOPS, Ifremer

Observing and understanding the North Atlantic circulation, the deep water ventilation and the uptake of anthropogenic carbon by the ocean is fundamental to understand and predict the climate of our planet.

Since 2002, my main research topic has been the variability of the large-scale circulation in the North Atlantic. This work has been done in the frame of the Ovide project (Ifremer/INSU), with collaborators from Vigo (CSIC/IIM) and from Moscow (Shirshov). The main results are presented on the Ovide web site. An article written in French for a large public is available here.

I also participated to the demonstration of the glider capabilities in the open ocean, in the frame of the MERSEA european project (2003-2008).

My expertise mainly bears on data acquisition, processing and interpretation in physical oceanography (currents as measured from current meters or Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, and water mass properties).

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Pascale Lherminier

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Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS, formely LPO)
Ifremer, Bât. 611, RdC, office 025
CS10070 Plouzané 29280 FRANCE
LOPS is a joint research unit between Ifremer, CNRS, IRD, UBO.


Publication list


GEOVIDE special issue

Ce numéro spécial dans Biogeosciences regroupe 19 articles de résultats, dont une introduction de synthèse