Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Thalassa
Ship owner Ifremer
Dates 15/08/2012 - 14/09/2012
Chief scientist(s) REVERDIN Gilles


Institut Pierre Simon Laplace

Boîte 100

4 place Jussieu

75005 Paris

+33 (1) 44 27 32 48

DOI 10.17600/12040060

Participating in an international project (SPURS) to study the salinity maximum region of the sub-tropical North Atlantic gyre (August 2012-September 2013), contributing in particular during one of four oceanographic cruises (Strasse, 16 August-13 September 2012), by observations: CTDs, Scanfish, gliders, instrumented drifting buoys, and analysis of SMOS satellite data. Appraising the hydrological cycle in the subtropical Atlantic Ocean (salinity maximum region). This is specifically done through detailed study of the ocean surface salinity balance at different scales, as well as by analyzing the cycle of isotopomers in water, air-water exchanges and the lower atmosphere. Analysis of the biogeochemical functioning of this oligotrophic oceanographic region and the carbon cycle.

Data managed by SISMER



Bourras Denis, Cambra Remi, Marié Louis, Bouin Marie-Noëlle, Baggio Lucio, Branger Hubert, Beghoura Houda, Reverdin Gilles, Dewitte Boris, Paulmier Aurélien, Maes Christophe, Ardhuin FabriceORCID, Pairaud IvaneORCID, Fraunié Philippe, Luneau Christopher, Hauser Danièle (2019). Air-Sea Turbulent Fluxes From a Wave-Following Platform During Six Experiments at Sea. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 124(6), 4290-4321. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Petrenko Anne A., Doglioli Andrea M., Nencioli Francesco, Kersale Marion, Hu Ziyuan, D'Ovidio Francesco (2017). A review of the LATEX project: mesoscale to submesoscale processes in a coastal environment. Ocean Dynamics, 67(3-4), 513-533. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Benetti Marion, Steen-Larsen Hans Christian, Reverdin Gilles, Sveinbjornsdottir Arny Erla, Aloisi Giovanni, Berkelhammer Max B., Bourles Bernard, Bourras Denis, De Coetlogon Gaelle, Cosgrove Ann, Faber Anne-Katrine, Grelet Jacques, Hansen Steffen Bo, Johnson Rod, Legoff Herve, Martin Nicolas, Peters Andrew J., Popp Trevor James, Reynaud Thierry, Winther Malte (2017). Data Descriptor: Stable isotopes in the atmospheric marine boundary layer water vapour over the Atlantic Ocean, 2012-2015. Scientific Data, 4(160128), 1-17. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Sutherland Graig, Marie Louis, Reverdin Gilles, Christensen Kai H., Brostrtom Goran, Ward Brian (2016). Enhanced Turbulence Associated with the Diurnal Jet in the Ocean Surface Boundary Layer. Journal Of Physical Oceanography, 46(10), 3051-3067. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Le Reste Serge, Dutreuil Vincent, Andre XavierORCID, Thierry VirginieORCID, Renaut Corentin, Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Maze GuillaumeORCID (2016). “Deep-Arvor”: A new profiling float to extend the Argo observations down to 4000m depth. Journal Of Atmospheric And Oceanic Technology, 33(5), 1039-1055. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Reverdin Gilles, Morisset Simon, Marie Louis, Bourras Denis, Sutherland Graigory, Ward Brian, Salvador Joaquin, Font Jordi, Cuypers Yannis, Centurioni Luca, Hormann Verena, Koldziejczyk Nicolas, Boutin Jacqueline, D'Ovidio Francesco, Nencioli Francesco, Martin Nicolas, Diverres Denis, Alory Gael, Lumpkin Rick (2015). Surface Salinity in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre During the STRASSE/SPURS Summer 2012 Cruise. Oceanography, 28(1), 114-123. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Benetti Marion, Aloisi Giovanni, Reverdin Gilles, Risi Camille, Seze Genevieve (2015). Importance of boundary layer mixing for the isotopic composition of surface vapor over the subtropical North Atlantic Ocean. Journal Of Geophysical Research-atmospheres, 120(6), 2190-2209.

Kolodziejczyk NicolasORCID, Hernandez Olga, Boutin Jacqueline, Reverdin Gilles (2015). SMOS salinity in the subtropical North Atlantic salinity maximum: 2. Two-dimensional horizontal thermohaline variability. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 120(2), 972-987.

Kolodziejczyk NicolasORCID, Reverdin Gilles, Lazar Alban (2015). Interannual Variability of the Mixed Layer Winter Convection and Spice Injection in the Eastern Subtropical North Atlantic. Journal Of Physical Oceanography, 45(2), 504-525. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Hormann Verena, Centurioni Luca R., Reverdin Gilles (2015). Evaluation of Drifter Salinities in the Subtropical North Atlantic. Journal Of Atmospheric And Oceanic Technology, 32(1), 185-192.

Sauzede R., Claustre H., Jamet C., Uitz J., Ras J., Mignot A., D'Ortenzio F. (2015). Retrieving the vertical distribution of chlorophyll a concentration and phytoplankton community composition from in situ fluorescence profiles: A method based on a neural network with potential for global-scale applications. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 120(1), 451-470.

Sommer Anna, Reverdin Gilles, Kolodziejczyk NicolasORCID, Boutin Jacqueline (2015). Sea Surface Salinity and Temperature Budgets in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre during SPURS Experiment: August 2012-August 2013. Frontiers In Marine Science, 2(107), 17p. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Gaillard FabienneORCID, Diverres Denis, Jacquin Stephane, Gouriou Yves, Grelet Jacques, Le Menn Marc, Tassel Joelle, Reverdin Gilles (2015). Sea surface temperature and salinity from French research vessels, 2001–2013. Scientific Data, 2(150054), 1-9. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Kolodziejczyk Nicolas, Reverdin Gilles, Boutin Jacqueline, Hernandez Olga (2015). Observation of the surface horizontal thermohaline variability at mesoscale to submesoscale in the north-eastern subtropical Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120(4), 2588-2600.

Sutherland G., Reverdin Gilles, Marie Louis, Ward Ben (2014). Mixed and mixing layer depths in the ocean surface boundary layer under conditions of diurnal stratification. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(23), 8469-8476. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Hernandez Olga, Boutin Jacqueline, Kolodziejczyk NicolasORCID, Reverdin Gilles, Martin Nicolas, Gaillard FabienneORCID, Reul NicolasORCID, Vergely J. L. (2014). SMOS salinity in the subtropical north Atlantic salinity maximum: 1. Comparison with Aquarius and in situ salinity. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 119(12), 8878-8896. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Asher William E., Jessup Andrew T., Clark Dan (2014). Stable near-surface ocean salinity stratifications due to evaporation observed during STRASSE. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 119(5), 3219-3233.

Reverdin Gilles, Morisset S., Boutin Jacqueline, Martin Nicolas, Sena-Martins M., Gaillard FabienneORCID, Blouch P., Rolland J., Font J., Salvador J., Fernandez Pili, Stammer D. (2014). Validation of Salinity Data from Surface Drifters. Journal Of Atmospheric And Oceanic Technology, 31(4), 967-983. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Benetti Marion, Reverdin Gilles, Pierre Catherine, Merlivat Liliane, Risi Camille, Steen-Larsen Hans Christian, Vimeux Francoise (2014). Deuterium excess in marine water vapor: Dependency on relative humidity and surface wind speed during evaporation. Journal Of Geophysical Research-atmospheres, 119(2), 584-593.

Reverdin Gilles, Morisset Simon, Bourras Denis, Martin Nicolas, Lourenco Antonio, Boutin Jacqueline, Caudoux Christophe, Font Jordi, Salvador Joaquin (2013). Surpact: A SMOS Surface Wave Rider for Air-Sea Interaction. Oceanography, 26(1), 48-57.

References of Articles published in other Periodicals or Scientific Works acclaimed in the Field

Reverdin Gilles, Morisset S., Boutin Jacqueline, Martin N., D'Ovidio Francesco, Marie L., Gaillard FabienneORCID, Thierry VirginieORCID, Diverres Denis, Alory Gael, Font Jordi, Salvador Joaquin, Le Reste Serge, Andre XavierORCID, Claustre Herve, Nencioli Francesco, Ward B. (2013). European contributions to SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean regional Study) : research cruise STRASSE, Argo and Provbio floats, surface drifters, ships of opportunity. Mercator Ocean – CORIOLIS Quarterly Newsletter, (48), 20-25.

References of Articles published in periodicals and magazines for the general public

G. Reverdin. Campagne Strasse. La Météorologie, mai 2012.

References of International Seminar Communications

Kolodziejczyk, N. et al. Observation of the surface horizontal thermohaline variability at meso- to submesoscales in the North-Eastern Subtropical Atlantic Ocean, OS1.6 (oral) EGU2015-6818, Vienna.

Cambra, R., D. Bourras, G. Reverdin, S. Morrisset, Diurnal cycle and sea-state impact of air-sea fluxes in sub-tropical region during STRASSE campaign. AGU Fall Meeting 2014.

Kolodziejczyk, N., G. Reverdin, J. Boutin, O. Hernandez, N. Martin. SMOS salinity in the subtropical north Atlantic salinity maximum: Observation of the surface thermohaline horizontal structure and of its seasonal variability. EGU2014-9951, Vienna.

Walesby,K., B. Ward,G. Sutherland et G. Reverdin. Comparison of SMOS measurements of sea surface salinity during SPURS using a high-resolution, vertical profiler. EGU2014-4259, Vienna.

Benetti, M., G. Reverdin, C. Pierre, J. Demange et C. Risi : Stable isotopes of water vapor during the Strasse cruise. EGU2013. Vienna.

Gilles Reverdin (pour l'équipe Strasse). Strasse. SPURS meeting, Janvier 2013, Miami .

Hernandez, 0., J. Boutin, G. Reverdin, N. Martin, F. Gaillard, et N. Reul. SMOS and Aquarius SSS in and around SPURS/STRASSE Experiment. SMOS/AQUARIUS meeting. Brest, avril 2013 (poster).

Benetti, M. et al. Variability of water vapour isotopic composition in the trade wind boundary layer (Strasse, summer 2012). Ocean Science 2014. Honolulu.

Reverdin G., L. David, Strasse team, J. Boutin and SMOS team, Fresh water advected by eddy steering in North Atlantic subtropical gyre; Strasse-Spurs. AGU fall meeting, décembre 2012. San Fransisco.

Sommer, A., G. Reverdin, N. Kolodziejczyk, M.H. Rio, I. Pujol. Ocean current variability in the subtropical North Atlantic 2012-2013. OSTST Meeting 27-30/10 2014 Konstanz, Germany.

Sommer, A., et al., Sea Surface Salinity variability in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre during the 2012-2013 Strasse/SPURS experiment and from the SMOS salinity mission. OS1.6 (poster) EGU2015- 5484, Vienna.

Reverdin, G., N. Kolodziejczyk, A. Sommer, J. Boutin. Mesoscale contribution to salinity transport in the North Atlantic subtropics(2011-2013). EGU2014-7442, Viena.

References of National Seminar Communications

Benetti, M., G. Reverdin, C. Pierre, J. Demange et C. Risi. The water vapor stable isotopes over the Subtropical North Atlantic Ocean - The evaporation processes - French SOLAS meeting. 2014. Paris.

Cambra, R., D. Bourras, L. Marié, G. Reverdin, C. Maes, B. Dewitte Déploiement de la plateforme OCARINA pendant les campagnes STRASSE et AMOP, AEI Toulouse, 12 Novembre 2014.

Reverdin G. et co. Présentation de synthèse STRASSE/SPURS au colloque LEFE 2014.

DEA or MASTER 2 using campaign data

Boulet, Clément. Circulation océanique à partir des bouées dérivantes durant Strasse et Spurs. LOCEAN, Master2. juillet 2013.

David, Leslie. Étude la variabilité de la salinité de surface du gyre sub-tropical de l?Atlantique nord. Rapport de stage de fin d?étude de l?école des Mines d?Alès, septembre 2012.

Thesis using campaign data

Sommer, Anna. Surface salinity in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Soutenance le 22 novembre 2016 der schenende, Annete. Thèse en cours sur les données d?ASIP (Univ. d?Irlande à Galway).

Benetti, Marion. Les isotopes stables de l?eau en Atlantique nord. UPMC. Janvier 2015

Cambra, Remi. Etude des flux turbulents à l?interface air-mer à partir de la plateforme OCARINA (Latmos, Univ. Versailles-Saint Quentin). Novembre 2015.

Jacq, Violaine. Influence de la biodisponibilité des nutriments sur la fixation de N2 et la réponse de Crocosphaera watsonii face à la limitation en fer. UPMC. 2014.