Publications

Peer-reviewed articles 

Racapé, Virginie, Patricia Zunino, Pascale Lherminier, Herlé Mercier, Laurent Bopp and Marion Gehlen, 2017: Transport and storage of anthropogenic C in the Subpolar North Atlantic: Model–Data comparison. Biogeosciences Discuss., doi:10.5194/bg-2016-541, in review.

Piron, Anne, Virginie Thierry, Herlé Mercier, Guy Caniaux, 2017: Gyre scale deep convection in the subpolar North-Atlantic Ocean during winter 2014-2015 Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071895.

Daniault, Nathalie, Mercier, Herlé, Pascale Lherminier, Artem Sarafanov, Anastasia Falina, Patricia Zunino Rodriguez, Fiz Fernandez Pérez, Aida F. Rios, Bruno Ferron, Thierry Huck, Virginie Thierry, Sergey Gladyshev, 2016: The northern North Atlantic Ocean mean circulation in the early 21sr century. Progress in Oceanography, 146, 142-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2016.06.007.

Romera-Castilloa, C., Letscherb,R.T. and Hansell, D.A., 2016: New nutrients exert fundamental control on dissolved organic carbon accumulation in the surfaceAtlantic Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1605344113.

Marcos Fontela, Maribel I. García-Ibáñez, Dennis A. Hansell, Herlé Mercier, Fiz F. Pérez, 2016: Dissolved Organic Carbon in the North Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Scientific Reports, 6, 26931. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep26931.

García-Ibáñez, M. I., Zunino, P., Fröb, F., Carracedo, L. I., Ríos, A. F., Mercier, H., Olsen, A., and Pérez, F. F., 2016: Ocean acidification in the North Atlantic: controlling mechanisms, Biogeosciences, 13, 3701-3715. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-3701-2016.

Cabanes C., V. Thierry, C. Lagadec, 2016: Improvement of bias detection in Argo float conductivity sensors and its application in the North Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research I, 114, 128-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2016.05.007.

Ferron, B., F. Kokoszka, H. Mercier, P. Lherminier, T. Huck, A. Rios, V. Thierry, 2016: Variability of the diapycnal mixing along the A25 Greenland-Portugal transect repeated from 2002 to 2012. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46, 1989-2003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-15-0186.1.

Piron, A., V. Thierry, H. Mercier, G. Caniaux, 2016: Argo float observations of basin-scale deep convection in the Irminger Sea during winter 2011-2012. Deep Sea Research I, 109, 76-90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2015.12.012.

Le Reste S., V. Dutreuil, X. André, V. Thierry, C. Renaut, P.-Y. Le Traon, G. Maze, 2016: «Deep-Arvor »: A new profiling float to extend the Argo observations down to 4000m depth. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 23, 1039-1055. http://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0214.1.

Zunino, P., P. Lherminier, H. Mercier, X. A. Padín, A. F. Ríos, and F. F. Pérez, 2015: Dissolved inorganic carbon budgets in the eastern subpolar North Atlantic in the 2000s from in situ data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 9853–9861, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL066243.

García-Ibáñez, Maribel I., Paula C. Pardo, Lidia I. Carracedo, Herlé Mercier, Pascale Lherminier, Aida F. Ríos, Fiz F Pérez, 2015: Structure, transports and transformations of the water masses in the Atlantic Subpolar Gyre. Progress in Oceanography, 135, 18-36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2015.03.009.

Le Quéré, C., Moriarty, R., Andrew, R.M., Canadell, J.G., Sitch, S., Korsbakken, J.I., Friedlingstein, P., Peters, G.P., Andres, R.J., Boden, T.A., Houghton, R.A., House, J.I., Keeling, R.F., Tans, P., Arneth, A., Bakker, D.C.E., Barbero, L., Bopp, L., Chang, J., Chevallier, F., Chini, L.P., Ciais, P., Fader, M., Feely, R.A., Gkritzalis, T., Harris, I., Hauck, J., Ilyina, T., Jain, A.K., Kato, E., Kitidis, V., Klein Goldewijk, K., Koven, C., Landschützer, P., Lauvset, S.K., Lefèvre, N., Lenton, A., Lima, I.D., Metzl, N., Millero, F., Munro, D.R., Murata, A., Nabel, J.E.M.S., Nakaoka, S., Nojiri, Y., O’Brien, K., Olsen, A., Ono, T., Pérez, F.F., Pfeil, B., Pierrot, D., Poulter, B., Rehder, G., Rödenbeck, C., Saito, S., Schuster, U., Schwinger, J., Séférian, R., Steinhoff, T., Stocker, B.D., Sutton, A.J., Takahashi, T., Tilbrook, B., van der Laan-Luijkx, I.T., van der Werf, G.R., van Heuven, S., Vandemark, D., Viovy, N., Wiltshire, A., Zaehle, S., Zeng, N., 2015. Global Carbon Budget 2015. Earth System Science Data 7, 349–396, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-349-2015.

Fajar, N.M., García-Ibáñez, M.I., SanLeón-Bartolomé, H., Álvarez, M., Pérez, F.F., 2015. Spectrophotometric Measurements of the Carbonate Ion Concentration: Aragonite Saturation States in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Environ. Sci. Technol. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b03033.

Desbruyères, D., H. Mercier, V. Thierry, 2015: On the mechanisms behind decadal heat content changes in the eastern subpolar gyre. Progress in Oceanography, 132, 262-272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2014.02.005 or http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00180/29117/.

Mercier, H., P. Lherminier, A. Sarafanov, F. Gaillard, N. Daniault, D. Desbruyères, A. Falina, B. Ferron, T. Huck, V. Thierry, 2015: Variability of the meridional overturning circulation at the Greenland-Portugal Ovide section from 1993 to 2010. Progress in Oceanography, 132, 250-261, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2013.11.001.

Desbruyères, D.G., McDonagh, E.L., King, B.A., Garry, F.A., Blaker, A.T., Moat, B., Mercier, H., 2014: Full-depth temperature trends in the Northeastern Atlantic through the early 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 7971-7979, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061844.

Ferron, B., F. Kokoszka, H. Mercier, P. Lherminier, 2014: Disipation rate estimates from microstructure and finescale internal wave observations along the A25 Greenland-Portugal Ovide line. JTECH, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00036.1.

Zunino, P., M. I. Garcia-Ibañez, P. Lherminier, H. Mercier, A.F. Rios and F. F. Pérez, 2014: Variability of the transport of anthropogenic CO2 at the Greenland-Portugal OVIDE section : controlling mechanisms. Biogeosciences, 11, 2375-2389, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-2375-2014.

Mercier, H., P. Lherminer, A. Sarafanov, F. Gaillard, N. Daniault, D. Desbruyères, A. Falina, B. Ferron, T. Huck, V. Thierry, 2014. Variability of the meridional overturning circulation at the Greenland–Portugal OVIDE section from 1993 to 2010. Prog. Oceanogr. (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.11.001 or http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00165/27583/25742.pdf

Alvarez-Salgado X. A., Nieto-Cid M., Alvarez M., Perez F, Morin P, Mercier Herle, 2013. New insights on the mineralization of dissolved organic matter in central, intermediate, and deep water masses of the northeast North Atlantic. Limnology And Oceanography, 58(2), 681-696. http://dx.doi.org/10.4319/lo.2013.58.2.0681

Racapé, V., Pierre C., Metzl, N., Lo Monaco, C., Reverdin, G., Olsen, A., Morin, P., Vazquez-Rodriguez, M., Rios, A.F. and Perez, F.F., 2013: Anthropogenic carbon changes in the Irminger Basin (1981-2006): Coupling δ13CDIC and DIC observations. J. Marine System, 126, 24-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.12.005.

Fan, X., U. Send, P. Testor, J. Karstensen, P. Lherminier, 2013: Observations of Irminger Sea anticyclonic eddies. J. Phys.oceanogr., 43, 805-823, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11.0155.1.

Perez, F. F., H. Mercier, M. Vazquez-Rodriguez, P. Lherminier, A. Velo, P. Pardo, G. Roson, A. Rios, 2013: Reconciling air-sea CO2 fluxes and anthropogenic CO2 budgets in a changing North Atlantic. Nature Geosciences, 6, 146-152, doi:10.1038/ngeo1680. (Cover highlight)

Desbruyères, D., V. Thierry, H. Mercier, 2013: Simulated decadal variability of the meridional overturning circulation across the A25-Ovide section. J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1029/2012JC008342.

Maze, G., H. Mercier, V. Thierry, L. Memery, P. Morin, F. F. Perez, 2012: Mass, nutrients and oxygen budgets for the north eastern Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences, 9, 4099-4113, doi:10.5194/bg-9-4099-2012 or http://ar2375chimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00100/21101/18724.pdf.

Boisséson (de), E., V. Thierry, H. Mercier, G. Caniaux 2012: Origin, formation and variability of the subpolar mode water observed over the Reykjanes Ridge. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 117, C12005, doi:10.1029/2011JC007519.

Falina, A., A. Sarafanov, H. Mercier, P. Lherminier, A. Sokov, N. Daniault, 2012: On the cascading of dense shelf waters in the Irminger Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-012.1.

Vazquez-Rodriguez, M., F. Perez, A. Velo, A. Rios, H. Mercier, 2012: Observed acidification trends in the North Atlantic water masses. Biogeosciences, 9, 5217-5230, doi:10.5194/bg-9-5217-2012 or http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00117/22809/20609.pdf

Vazquez-Rodriguez M., X. A. Padin, P. C. Pardo, A. F. Rios, F. F. Perez, 2012: The subsurface layer reference to calculate preformed alkalinity and air-sea CO2 disequilibrium in the Atlantic Ocean. J. Marine Systems, 94, 52-63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.10.008.

Sarafanov, A., A. Falina, H. Mercier, A. Sokov, P. Lherminier, C. Gourcuff, S. Gladyshev, F. Gaillard, N. Daniault, 2012: Mean full-depth summer circulation and transports at the northern periphery of the Atlantic Ocean in the 2000s. J. Geophys. Res. Ocean, 117, C01014, doi:10.1029/2011JC007572. doi:10.1029/2011JC007572, Or Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00059/16997/14499.pdf, selected as a research spotlight by AGU.

Copard, K., C. Colin, N. Frank, C. Jeandel, J.-C. Montero-Serrano, G. Reverdin, and B. Ferron, 2011: Nd isotopic composition of water masses and dilution of the Mediterranean outflow along the southwest European margin. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q06020, doi:10.1029/2011GC003529 or Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00040/15108/12571.pdf.

Daniault, N. H. Mercier, P. Lherminier, 2011:  The 1992-2009 transport variability at the south east tip of Greenland from in situ measurements and altimetry. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L07601, doi:10.1029/2011GL046863, Open Access Version  http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00033/14467/11763.pdf. Selected as a research spotlight by AGU.

Daniault, N., P. Lherminier, H. Mercier, 2011: Circulation and transport at the south east tip of Greenland. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 437-457. doi:10.1175/2010JPO4428.1.

Desprès, A., G. Reverdin, F. d'Ovidio, 2011: Summertime modification of surface fronts in the North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C10003, doi:10.1029/2011JC006950.

Desprès, A., G. Reverdin, F. d'Ovidio, 2011: Mechanisms and spatial variability of meso scale frontogenesis in the northwestern subpolar gyre. Ocean Modelling, 39, S1, 97-113, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2010.12.005.

Ferron, B., 2011: A 4D-variational approach applied to an eddy-permitting North Atlantic configuration: Synthetic and real data assimilation of altimeter observations. Ocean Modelling, 39, 370-385, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.06.001

Gourcuff, C., P. Lherminier, H. Mercier, P. Y. LeTraon, 2011: Altimetry combined with hydrography for ocean transport estimation. J. Atmosph. Ocean. Tech., 28, 1324-1337, doi: 10.1175/2011JTECHO818.1.

Vage, K., Robert S. Pickart, Artem Sarafanov, Øyvind Knutsen, Herlé Mercier, Pascale Lherminier, Hendrik M. van Aken, Jens Meincke, Detlef Quadfasel, 2011 :  The Irminger gyre : circulation, convection and interannual variability. Deep Sea Res. I., 58, 590-614, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2011.03.001.

Alvarez, M., C. Gourcuff, 2010: Uncoupled transports of chlorofluorocarbons and anthropogenic carbon in the subpolar North Atlantic. Deep Sea Research I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2010.03.009.

De Boisséson, E., V. Thierry, H. Mercier, 2010: Mixed layer heat budget in the Iceland Basin from Argo. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 115, C10055, doi:10.1029/2010JC006283. Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00017/12807/9761.pdf.

Lherminier Pascale, Herlé Mercier, Thierry Huck, C. Gourcuff, F. F. Perez, P. Morin, A. Sarafanov, 2010: The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and the subpolar gyre observed at the A25-Ovide section in June 2002 and 2004. Deep Sea Res. I. Publisher's official version : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2010.07.009, Open Access Version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00011/12272/

Pérez F. F., M. Vázquez-Rodríguez, H. Mercier, A. Velo, P. Lherminier, and A. F. Ríos,  2010 : Trends of anthropogenic CO2 storage in North Atlantic water masses. Biogeosciences, 7, 1789-1807, doi:10.5194/bg-7-1789-2010 or http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00006/11706/8362.pdf.

Reverdin, G., 2010: North Atlantic subpolar gyre surface variability (1895-2009).  Journal of Climate, 23, 4571-4584, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3493.1.

Sarafanov, A. H. Mercier, A. Falina, A. Sokov, P. Lherminier, 2010: Cessation and partial reversal of deep water freshening in the northern North Atlantic: observation-based estimates and attribution. Tellus A,  62A, 80-90,doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2009.00418.x Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/2010/publication-7325.pdf.

Sarafanov, A., A. Falina, P. Lherminier, H. Mercier, A. Sokov, C. Gourcuff, 2010: Assessing decadal changes in the deep western boundary current absolute transports southeast of of Cape Farewell (Greenland) from hydrography and altimetry. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 115, C11003, doi:10.1029/2009JC005811. Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00017/12855/9820.pdf.

Rodgers, K. B., R. M. Key, A. Gnanadesikan, J. L. Sarmiento, O. Aumont, L. Bopp, S. C. Doney, J. P. Dunne, D. M. Glover, A. Ishida, M. Ishii, A. R. Jacobson, C. Lo Monaco, E. Maier-Reimer, H. Mercier, N. Metzl, F. F. Perez, A. F. Rios, R. Wanninkhof, P. Wetzel, C. D. Winn, and Y. Yamanaka, 2009: Altimetry helps to explain patchy changes in hydrographic carbon measurements.J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 114, C09013, doi:10.1029/2008JC005183. Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/11107/7415.pdf.

Sarafanov, A., A. Falina, H. Mercier, P. Lherminier, A. Sokov, 2009: Recent changes in the Greenland-Scotland overflow-derived water transport inferred from hydrographic observations in the southern Irminger Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L13707, doi:10.1029/2009GL038041. Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/2009/publication-6633.pdf.

Våge K., Robert S. Pickart, Virginie Thierry, Gilles Reverdin, Craig M. Lee, Brian Petrie, Tom A. Agnew, AmyWong and Mads H. Ribergaard, 2009: Surprising return of deep convection  to the subpolar North Atlantic. Nature Geosciences, doi: 10.1038/ngeo382

Vázquez-Rodríguez, Marcos, X. A. Padin, Aida F. Ríos, Richard G. J. Bellerby, Fiz F. Pérez 2009: An upgraded carbon-based method to estimate the anthropogenic fraction of dissolved CO2 in the Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences Discussion, 6, 4527-4571.

Forget, G., B. Ferron, H. Mercier, 2008: Combining ARGO profiles with a general circulation model in the North Atlantic. Part I: estimation of hydrography and circulation anomalies from synthetic profiles over a year. Ocean Modelling, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2007.06.001 or Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/2008/publication-3721.pdf.

Forget, G., B. Ferron, H. Mercier, 2008: Combining ARGO profiles with a general circulation model in the North Atlantic. Part II: realistic transports and improved hydrography between spring 2002 and spring 2003. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2007.06.002 or Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/2008/publication-3920.pdf.

Gaillard, F., E. Autret, V. Thierry, P. Galaup,  2008 : Quality control of large Argo datasets,  J. Atmospheric and Oceanographic Technology, doi: 10.1175/2008JTECHO552.

Pérez, F. F., M. Vazquez-Rodriguez, E. Louarn, X. A. Padin, H. Mercier, A. Rios, 2008: Temporal trends of the anthropogenic CO2 storage in the Irminger Sea. Biogeosciences, 5,1669-1679, doi:10.5194/bg-5-1669-2008 or http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/2008/publication-5925.pdf.

Thierry, Virginie, Eric de Boisséson, Herlé Mercier 2008: Interannual variability of the Subpolar Mode Water properties over the Reykjanes Ridge during 1990-2006. J. Geophys. Res., 113, C04016, doi:10.1029/2007JC004443 or  Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/2007/publication-3487.pdf.

Hunter, S., Wilkinson, D., Louarn, E., McCave, I.K., Rohling, E., Stow, D.A.V. and Bacon, S., 2007. Deep western boundary current dynamics and associated sedimentation on the Eirik drift, Southern Greenland margin. Deep-Sea Res. I. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2007.09.007.

Lherminier Pascale, Herlé Mercier, Claire Gourcuff, Marta Alvarez, Sheldon Bacon, Catherine Kermabon, 2007: Transports across the 2002 Greenland-Portugal OVIDE section and comparison with 1997.  J. Geophys. Res., 112(C7), C07003, doi:10.1029/2006JC003716 or Open Access Version http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/2007/publication-3296.pdf.

Reverdin, G., P. Lherminier, V. Thierry, H. Mercier, 2007: Recent Observed Variability in The North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre Circulation. IUGG publication.

Treguier, Anne-Marie, Claire Gourcuff, Pascale Lherminier, Herlé Mercier, Bernard Barnier, Gurwan Madec, Jean-Marc Molines, Thierry Penduff, Lars Czeschel, Claus W. Böning, 2006: Internal and Forced variability along a section between Greenland and Portugal in the CLIPPER Atlantic model. Ocean Dynamics, 56 (5-6): 568-580, doi:10.1007/s10236-006-0069-y or http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/2006/publication-2199.pdf.