An operational validation system has been developed to systematically assess the model outputs at daily, monthly and seasonal time scales. Multi-platform observations including satellite-derived products (Sea Surface Temperature and surface geostrophic currents) and in-situ measurements (Argo floats and fixed moorings) are used for this systematic validation.
|Figure 1: SST (satellite)||Figure 2: SST (WMOP)|
|Figure 3: SST (WMOP) minus SST (satellite)||Figure 4: Histogram of SST (WMOP) minus SST (satellite)|
|Figure 1: Position of last available Argo floats in the Western Mediterranean|
|Figure 2: Temperature profiles||Figure 3: Salinity profiles||Figure 4: T/S diagram|
|Figure 1: Western Mediterranean bathymetry and position of Puertos del Estado and SOCIB fixed moorings (red dots).|
Select the mooring to be visualized by clicking on its position in Figure 1.
|Figure 1: T/S diagram from glider. Medians of the T and S distributions are indicated for different vertical layers.||Figure 2: T/S diagram from WMOP. Medians of the T and S distributions are indicated for different vertical layers.|
Vertical temperature section
|Figure 3: Vertical temperature sections from glider.||Figure 4: Vertical temperature sections from WMOP.||Figure 5: Vertical sections of temperature differences (WMOP minus glider).|
Vertical salinity section
|Figure 6: Vertical salinity sections from glider.||Figure 7: Vertical salinity sections from WMOP.||Figure 8: Vertical sections of salinity differences (WMOP minus glider).|