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Brest 2016

Global Ocean


The French programme CORIOLIS, as part of the French operational oceanographic system, produces the COriolis dataset for Re-Analysis (CORA) on a yearly basis.


Argo temperature and salinity measurements during the period 2005 to 2010 are used to estimate GOIs such as GOHC (Global Ocean Heat Content) and GSSL (Global Steric Sea Level).


The LPO ( Laboratoire de Physique des Océans) has developped a analysis system in collaboration with Coriolis project. This system is operated at Coriolis Data Center to generate the weekly gridded product that is distributed by Coriolis.

Empirical and statistical correction of eXpendable Bathy Thermograph

R&D Coriolis team uses Hamon et al 's method to correct the temperature offset and depth bias due to unrealistic fallrate equation.

XBT correction before after

Advanced Variables

CORIOLIS R&D team distributes products on advanced ocean variables : mixed-layer depth, barrier layer, thickness...