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The Fetch experiment; a study of atmosphere-ocean fluxes in the Golfe du Lion

Abstract : The Fetch experiment took place in March-April 1998 in the Golfe du Lion (Mediterranean sea) and was carried out by French and international scientists. Its objectives were to study the exchanges at the air-sea interface, oceanic circulation on the medium scale and the improvement in the use of remote-sensing to estimate wind, waves and fluxes at the sea surface. The special conditions to be found in the experimental area (strong local winds like the Mistral and Tramontane, the presence of the Liguro-Provençal current andsmall extent of the continental shelf) had to be taken into account when the detailed objectives and the strategy were defined. In this paper we summarize the objectives of the experiment, means used and give preliminary results.
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Danièle Hauser, Hélène Dupuis, Xavier Durrieu de Madron, Claude Estournel, Cyrille Flamant, et al.. The Fetch experiment; a study of atmosphere-ocean fluxes in the Golfe du Lion. La Météorologie, Météo et Climat, 2000, 29, pp.14-31. ⟨10.4267/2042/36105⟩. ⟨hal-00160821⟩



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