Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Téthys II
Ship owner CNRS
Dates 22/09/2013 - 06/10/2013
Chief scientist(s) MORTIER Laurent , TAILLANDIER Vincent


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 10.17600/13450150
Objective The central idea of the DeWEx project is to perform continuous mesoscale sampling over the entire year of how the mixing layer evolves and its biogeochemical content in the entire north-western zone of the Mediterranean over a complete seasonal cycle, in order to directly link the key bloom episodes to the mechanisms of forcing which occurs in the area. As well as the two MOOSE-GE cruises, the DeWEX project included 4 other cruises: MOOSE-GE2012 in summer 2012, DoWEX2012 early autumn 2012, DeWEX2013-Leg1 in February 2013, DeWEX2013-Leg2 in April 2013, MOOSE-GE2013 in summer 2013 and DoWEX2013 early autumn 2013, thus resolving a complete annual cycle. The DoWEX experiment and DoWEX2013 cruise are part of the MERMEX programme and are principally related to the theme called Impacts of hydrodynamic conditions on biogeochemical budgets. DoWEX2013 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.

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.

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.