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Special Issue "Recent Advances on Oceanic Mesoscale Eddies"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2023) | Viewed by 10417
Special Issue Editors
Interests: mesoscale oceanic eddy; ocean circulation; water masses properties; mesoscale ocean dynamics and its interactions with marine ecosystem; in situ observations; satellite oceanography; operational oceanography
Interests: physical-biological interactions at submeso- and mesoscales, near-inertial wave dynamics, large-scale currents and ocean biogeochemistry, ocean modeling.
Interests: oceanography; geophysical fluid dynamics; oceanic eddies; remote sensing; IA
Special Issue Information
Mesoscale eddies are energetic coherent structures that play a crucial role in the ocean. They have typical horizontal scales ranging from 10-100 km and lifetimes from months to sometimes years. They can connect the coastal and the open ocean, generate a downscale energy cascade, trap and transport heat, salt, pollutants and biogeochemical tracers at long distances. They can also modulate the mixed layer depth, regulate air-sea heat and gas fluxes and influence local winds, clouds and rainfall. As a result, they have a profound impact on the ocean-atmosphere-biosphere system. However, the myriad mechanisms that control or impact all the above-mentioned components of the ocean are not yet fully explored.
Major breakthroughs in remote sensing have paved the way for a global understanding of the oceanic circulation. Automatic eddy detection and tracking algorithms, applied to low resolution altimetric, are efficient tools to study the dynamics of mesoscale eddies. To complete these standard technics, new methods such as Deep Learning have been developed to analyse visible images (SST, Ocean Colour) that contain higher spatial resolution eddy signature but can be corrupted by cloud coverage. These recent advances, combined with in-situ data (Argo floats, gliders, surface drifter, oceanographic cruises, etc.) and eddy resolving models, provide invaluable information on surface dynamics and the three-dimensional nature of eddies.
The aim of this Special Issue is to advance our understanding of complex mesoscale eddy activity. Therefore, this SI welcomes manuscripts dealing with eddy dynamics, eddy properties variability, transport, or impact on ocean circulations and on marine ecosystems We accept contributions based on standard and new methods that can permit the improvement of the mesoscale eddy identification and knowledge. We also strongly encourage works that combine these remote sensing techniques with theory, in-situ observations data and/or modelling output to explore complex physical-biological interactions driven by mesoscale eddies or to unveil the vertical structure of surface imprints of eddies detected by satellites.
Dr. Angelo Perilli
Dr. Mariona Claret
Dr. Alexandre Stegner
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Mesoscale ocean dynamics
- Satellite remote sensing
- Ocean in-situ monitoring
- Ocean circulation
- Eddy resolving ocean models
- Eddy detection and tracking algorithms
- AI applied to oceanic remote sensing analysis
- Marine ecosystems
- Physical-biological interactions