Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Téthys II
Ship owner CNRS
Dates 05/09/2012 (La Seyne-sur-Mer) - 20/09/2012 (La Seyne-sur-Mer)
Chief scientist(s) MORTIER Laurent


UMR 7159 CNRS / IRD / Université Pierre et Marie Curie/MNHN

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace - Boîte 100

4 Place Jussieu

75252 PARIS CEDEX 05

+33 (1) 44 27 32 48

DOI 10.17600/12450170
Objective The DoWEX2012 cruise provides the most adequate complement to the SOERE MOOSE observation system components to better characterize the seasonal evolution of physical and biogeochemical characteristics in the North West Mediterranean on the most relevant spatial scales. For the seasonal scale, it is vital to have a sufficiently clear image of the state of the North Western Basin overall and the aim of the DoWEX2012 hydrographic cruise is to supply it for a limited number of parameters, i.e. those which can be measured with a rosette, automatically over the entire water column then calibrated using water samples. This strategy has been used by MOOSE's once-yearly cruises since 2010 in late spring/ early summer, which DoWEX2012 would duplicate for the autumn period. The envisaged hydrological array would comprise about 70 stations covering the entire North gyre which could best characterize the main features of the circulation, such as boundary currents and the gyre centre. The DoWEX experiment and DoWEX2012 cruise are part of the MERMEX programme and are principally related to the theme called Impacts of hydrodynamic conditions on biogeochemical budgets. DoWEX2012 cruise funding was provided by MERMEX.



Testor Pierre, Bosse Anthony, Houpert Loic, Margirier Felix, Mortier Laurent, Legoff Herve, Dausse Denis, Labaste Matthieu, Karstensen Johannes, Hayes Daniel, Olita Antonio, Ribotti Alberto, Schroeder Katrin, Chiggiato Jacopo, Onken Reiner, Heslop Emma, Mourre Baptiste, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Mayot Nicolas, Lavigne Heloise, De Fommervault Orens, Coppola Laurent, Prieur Louis, Taillandier Vincent, De Madron Xavier Durrieu, Bourrin Francois, Many Gael, Damien Pierre, Estournel Claude, Marsaleix Patrick, Taupier-Letage Isabelle, Raimbault Patrick, Waldman Robin, Bouin Marie-Noelle, Giordani Herve, Caniaux Guy, Somot Samuel, Ducrocq Veronique, Conan Pascal (2018). Multiscale Observations of Deep Convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea During Winter 2012-2013 Using Multiple Platforms. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 123(3), 1745-1776.
Margirier Felix, Bosse Anthony, Testor Pierre, L'Heveder Blandine, Mortier Laurent, Smeed David (2017). Characterization of Convective Plumes Associated With Oceanic Deep Convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean From High Resolution In-Situ Data Collected by Gliders. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 122(12), 9814-9826.
Mayot Nicolas, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Taillandier Vincent, Prieur Louis, De Fommervault Orens Pasqueron, Claustre Herve, Bosse Anthony, Testor Pierre, Conan Pascal (2017). Physical and biogeochemical controls of the phytoplankton blooms in North-Western Mediterranean Sea: A multiplatform approach over a complete annual cycle (2012-2013 DEWEX experiment). Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 122(12), 9999-10019.
Houpert L., Durrieu De Madron X. Durrieu, Testor P., Bosse A., D'Ortenzio F., Bouin M. N., Dausse D., Le Goff H., Kunesch S., Labaste M., Coppola L., Mortier L., Raimbault P. (2016). Observations of open-ocean deep convection in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea: Seasonal and interannual variability of mixing and deep water masses for the 2007–2013 period. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 121(11), 8139-8171.
Bosse Anthony, Testor Pierre, Houpert Loic, Damien Pierre, Prieur Louis, Hayes Daniel, Taillandier Vincent, Durrieu De Madron Xavier, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Coppola Laurent, Karstensen Johannes, Mortier Laurent (2016). Scales and dynamics of Submesoscale Coherent Vortices formed by deep convection in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 121(10), 7716-7742.
Estournel Claude, Testor Pierre, Damien Pierre, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Marsaleix Patrick, Conan Pascal, Kessouri Faycal, De Madron Xavier Durrieu, Coppola Laurent, Lellouche Jean-Michel, Belamari Sophie, Mortier Laurent, Ulses Caroline, Bouin Marie-Noelle, Prieur Louis (2016). High resolution modeling of dense water formation in the north-western Mediterranean during winter 2012-2013: Processes and budget. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 121(7), 5367-5392.
Bosse Anthony, Testor Pierre, Mortier Laurent, Prieur Louis, Taillandier Vincent, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Coppola Laurent (2015). Spreading of Levantine Intermediate Waters by submesoscale coherent vortices in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea as observed with gliders. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 120(3), 1599-1622.
Ducrocq Veronique, Braud Isabelle, Davolio Silvio, Ferretti Rossella, Flamant Cyrille, Jansa Agustin, Kalthoff Norbert, Richard Evelyne, Taupier-Letage Isabelle, Ayral Pierre-Alain, Belamari Sophie, Berne Alexis, Borga Marco, Boudevillain Brice, Bock Olivier, Boichard Jean-Luc, Bouin Marie-Noelle, Bousquet Olivier, Bouvier Christophe, Chiggiato Jacopo, Cimini Domenico, Corsmeier Ulrich, Coppola Laurent, Cocquerez Philippe, Defer Eric, Delanoe Julien, Di Girolamo Paolo, Doerenbecher Alexis, Drobinski Philippe, Dufournet Yann, Fourrie Nadia, Gourley Jonathan J., Labatut Laurent, Lambert Dominique, Le Coz Jerome, Marzano Frank S., Molinie Gilles, Montani Andrea, Nord Guillaume, Nuret Mathieu, Ramage Karim, Rison William, Roussot Odile, Said Frederique, Schwarzenboeck Alfons, Testor Pierre, Van Baelen Joel, Vincendon Beatrice, Aran Montserrat, Tamayo Jorge (2014). HYMEX-SOPI The Field Campaign Dedicated to Heavy Precipitation and Flash Flooding in the Northwestern Mediterranean. Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society, 95(7), 1083-+.