Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
08 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 08 Nov 2021

Background stratification impacts on internal tide generation and abyssal propagation in the western equatorial Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay

Simon Barbot, Florent Lyard, Michel Tchilibou, and Loren Carrere

Data sets

ISAS-13-CLIM temperature and salinity gridded climatology F. Gaillard

Bay of Biscay's temperature and salinity climatology R. Charraudeau and F. Vandermeirsch

Model code and software

Legos Mercurial repository

Short summary
Internal tides are responsible for surface deformations of the ocean that could affect the measurements of the forthcoming SWOT altimetric mission and need to be corrected. This study highlights the variability of the properties of internal tides based on the stratification variability only. A single methodology is successfully applied in two areas driven by different oceanic processes: the western equatorial Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay.