RENA - Remote Detection of Mediterranean Water Eddies in the Northeast Atlantic
Sep 2004 - Aug 2007
Establishment of a methodology for the remote identification of Mediterranean Water (MW) eddies with a synergistic use of satellite remote sensing data from the ERS and ENVISAT missions, ocean circulation numerical models and artificial neural networks. A census of MW eddies in the Northeast Atlantic and the estimation of their generation frequency will be attempted based on the results. The pro ject also aims at determining the physical mechanisms controlling the interaction between the MW undercurrent/eddies and the coastal upwelling current system off the Iberian Peninsula.