Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 12, 577–599, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-577-2016
Ocean Sci., 12, 577–599, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-577-2016

Research article 22 Apr 2016

Research article | 22 Apr 2016

Design and validation of MEDRYS, a Mediterranean Sea reanalysis over the period 1992–2013

Mathieu Hamon et al.

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The paper describes MEDRYS, a MEDiterranean sea ReanalYsiS at high resolution for the period 1992–2013. The NEMOMED12 ocean model is forced at the surface by a new high resolution atmospheric forcing dataset (ALDERA). Altimeter data, satellite SST and temperature and salinity vertical profiles are jointly assimilated. The ability of the reanalysis to represent the sea surface high-frequency variability, water mass characteristics and transports through the Strait of Gibraltar is shown.