Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Research article
24 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 24 Nov 2023

Relative dispersion and kinematic properties of the coastal submesoscale circulation in the southeastern Ligurian Sea

Pierre-Marie Poulain, Luca Centurioni, Carlo Brandini, Stefano Taddei, Maristella Berta, and Milena Menna

Data sets

CARTHE drifters deployment within the DDR20 - ''Drifter demonstration and Research 2020'' experiment in the NW Mediterranean Sea M. Berta, P.-M. Poulain, R. Sciascia, A. Griffa, and M. Magaldi

Short summary
Drifters and a profiling float were deployed in the coastal waters of the southeastern Ligurian Sea to characterize the near-surface circulation at a scale of ~10 km. The drifters were trapped in an offshore-flowing filament and a cyclonic eddy that developed at the southwestern extremity of the filament. Drifter velocities are used to estimate differential kinematic properties and relative dispersion statistics of the surface currents.