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Campaign DRIFT4SKIM

Published on 20 november

The measurement campaign DRIFT4SKIM is taking place offshore of Brest, from 19 to 27 November, and aims at validating the measurement concept for surface current vectors and waves for the satellite mission SKIM ...

The trap of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Published on 3 october

Following a collaboration between RDT and DYNECO, the low-cost'MASTODON anchorages were adapted and prepared in MASTODON-2D version at LOPS with JERICO-NEXT co-financing. By implementing them Pascal, Bernard and Marion explained the origin of daytime temperature oscillations near the bottom in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. In an article published in Scientific Report in September, they demonstrated that this is a trapped wave spreading around the archipelago.

Lazure, P., Le Cann, B., Bezaud, M., 2018. Large diurnal bottom temperature oscillations around the Saint Pierre and Miquelon archipelago. Scientific Reports 8, 13882. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-31857-w

The Reykjanes Ridge, the northern section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, strongly influences the cyclonic circulation of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre, a major component of the climate system.

A recent study led by Ben Barton (PhD student at LOPS) reveals how the Barents Sea is becoming ice free every winter since 2005. Warming of both the Atlantic Water inflow and the atmosphere is intensifying the ocean front that is now a barrier to sea ice...

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