REP14-MED: A Glider Fleet Experiment in a Limited Marine Area
REP14-MED: A Glider Fleet Experiment in a Limited Marine Area
Editor(s): G. Nurser, J. Chiggiato, K. J. Heywood, G. Quattrocchi, R. Onken, and A. Russo
The REP14-MED experiment was conducted by the Centre of Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE, La Spezia, Italy), and supported by 20 partners from six different nations, offshore from Sardinia. In a limited area of about 110x110 km2, dense oceanographic observations were collected in the period 7–24 June 2014 by two research vessels, eleven underwater gliders from three different manufacturers, various oceanographic and meteorological moorings, surface drifters, and a profiling float.

The main objective of the experiment was the collection of adequate data sets in order to pursue several objectives, including (i) finding the best sampling strategy for ocean forecasting, (ii) model validation, (iii) evaluation of forecast skill, (iv) exploring ocean variability, (v) performing a cost–benefit analysis of glider data collection, and (vi) analysis of mesoscale and submesoscale structures.

This special issue includes invited papers, but it is also open for additional contributions if coherent (to be evaluated by the editors) with the objectives as specified.

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20 Sep 2018
Dense CTD survey versus glider fleet sampling: comparing data assimilation performance in a regional ocean model west of Sardinia
Jaime Hernandez-Lasheras and Baptiste Mourre
Ocean Sci., 14, 1069–1084,,, 2018
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26 Apr 2018
High-resolution observations in the western Mediterranean Sea: the REP14-MED experiment
Reiner Onken, Heinz-Volker Fiekas, Laurent Beguery, Ines Borrione, Andreas Funk, Michael Hemming, Jaime Hernandez-Lasheras, Karen J. Heywood, Jan Kaiser, Michaela Knoll, Baptiste Mourre, Paolo Oddo, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Bastien Y. Queste, Aniello Russo, Kiminori Shitashima, Martin Siderius, and Elizabeth Thorp Küsel
Ocean Sci., 14, 321–335,,, 2018
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20 Nov 2017
Forecast skill score assessment of a relocatable ocean prediction system, using a simplified objective analysis method
Reiner Onken
Ocean Sci., 13, 925–945,,, 2017
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13 Nov 2017
Hydrography and circulation west of Sardinia in June 2014
Michaela Knoll, Ines Borrione, Heinz-Volker Fiekas, Andreas Funk, Michael P. Hemming, Jan Kaiser, Reiner Onken, Bastien Queste, and Aniello Russo
Ocean Sci., 13, 889–904,,, 2017
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24 May 2017
Measuring pH variability using an experimental sensor on an underwater glider
Michael P. Hemming, Jan Kaiser, Karen J. Heywood, Dorothee C.E. Bakker, Jacqueline Boutin, Kiminori Shitashima, Gareth Lee, Oliver Legge, and Reiner Onken
Ocean Sci., 13, 427–442,,, 2017
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11 Apr 2017
Marine mammal tracks from two-hydrophone acoustic recordings made with a glider
Elizabeth T. Küsel, Tessa Munoz, Martin Siderius, David K. Mellinger, and Sara Heimlich
Ocean Sci., 13, 273–288,,, 2017
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03 Apr 2017
Validation of an ocean shelf model for the prediction of mixed-layer properties in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sardinia
Reiner Onken
Ocean Sci., 13, 235–257,,, 2017
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14 Oct 2016
A hybrid variational-ensemble data assimilation scheme with systematic error correction for limited-area ocean models
Paolo Oddo, Andrea Storto, Srdjan Dobricic, Aniello Russo, Craig Lewis, Reiner Onken, and Emanuel Coelho
Ocean Sci., 12, 1137–1153,,, 2016
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