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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-688', Roberto Iacono, 20 Apr 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Pierre-Marie Poulain, 20 Apr 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-688', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Jun 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Pierre-Marie Poulain, 31 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-688', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Jul 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Pierre-Marie Poulain, 31 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Pierre-Marie Poulain on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Sep 2023) by Manuel Espino Infantes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Oct 2023)
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2023) by Manuel Espino Infantes
AR by Pierre-Marie Poulain on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2023)
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.