Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 15, 1111–1131, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1111-2019

Special issue: The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS):...

Ocean Sci., 15, 1111–1131, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1111-2019

Research article 20 Aug 2019

Research article | 20 Aug 2019

New insight into 3-D mesoscale eddy properties from CMEMS operational models in the western Mediterranean

Evan Mason et al.

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AR by Evan Mason on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jun 2019) by Emil Stanev
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Jun 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish as is (30 Jun 2019) by Emil Stanev

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AA by Evan Mason on behalf of the Authors (01 Aug 2019)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (12 Aug 2019) by Emil Stanev
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Short summary
The Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS) provides oceanographic products and services. Using a mesoscale eddy tracker, we evaluate the performance of three CMEMS model products in the western Mediterranean. Performance testing provides valuable feedback to the model developers. The eddy tracker allows us to construct 3-D eddy composites for each model in the Alboran Sea gyres. Comparison of the composites with data from Argo floats highlights the importance of data assimilation for these models.