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dc.contributor.authorSotillo, Marcos G.-
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Ladona, Emilio-
dc.contributor.authorOrfila, Alejandro-
dc.contributor.authorConti, Daniel-
dc.contributor.authorJiménez Madrid, J. A.-
dc.contributor.authorCapó, Este-
dc.contributor.authorPérez, Fernando-
dc.contributor.authorSayol, Juan Manuel-
dc.contributor.authorTintoré, Joaquín-
dc.contributor.authorÁlvarez-Fanjul, Enrique-
dc.identifierdoi: 10.5194/essd-8-141-2016-
dc.identifierissn: 1866-3508-
dc.identifiere-issn: 1866-3516-
dc.identifier.citationEarth System Science Data 8: 141-149 (2016)-
dc.descriptionGarcía Sotillo, Marcos ... et al.-- 9 pages, 5 figures, 2 tables-
dc.description.abstractOn 9 September 2014, an intensive drifter deployment was carried out in the Strait of Gibraltar. In the frame of the MEDESS-4MS Project (EU MED Program), the MEDESS-GIB experiment consisted of the deployment of 35 satellite tracked drifters, mostly of CODE-type, equipped with temperature sensor sampling at a rate of 30 min. Drifters were distributed along and on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar. The MEDESS-GIB deployment plan was designed as to ensure quasi-synoptic spatial coverage. To this end, four boats covering an area of about 680NM2 in 6 h were coordinated. As far as these authors know, this experiment is the most important exercise in the area in terms of number of drifters released. Collected satellite-tracked data along drifter trajectories have been quality controlled and processed to build the presented MEDESS-GIB database. This paper reports the MEDESS-GIB data set that comprises drifter trajectories, derived surface currents and in situ SST measurements collected along the buoys tracks. This series of data is available through the PANGAEA (Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science) repository, with the following doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.853701. Likewise, the MEDESS-GIB data will be incorporated as part of the Copernicus Marine historical products. The MEDESS-GIB data set provides a complete Lagrangian view of the surface inflow of Atlantic waters through the Strait of Gibraltar and thus, very useful data for further studies on the surface circulation patterns in the Alboran Sea, and their links with one of the most energetic Mediterranean Sea flows: the Algerian Current-
dc.description.sponsorshipThe MEDESS-GIB experiment was performed as part of the MEDESS-4MS Project activities (Project ref. 2S-MED11-01), supported by the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of the MED Programme. D. Conti is currently a PhD fellowship (FPI/1543/2013) granted by the Conselleria d’Educació, Cultura i Universitats from the Government of the Balearic Islands co-financed by the European Social Fund. J. M. Sayol is thankful for the financial support of CSIC and FSE with the JAE-pre PhD scholarship program-
dc.publisherCopernicus Publications-
dc.relation.isversionofPublisher's version-
dc.titleThe MEDESS-GIB database: tracking the Atlantic water inflow-
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed-
dc.contributor.funderConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)-
dc.contributor.funderGovern de les Illes Balears-
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commission-
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