RREX 2017

Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set RREX
Ship L'Atalante
Ship owner Ifremer
Dates 14/07/2017 - 18/08/2017
Chief scientist(s) THIERRY Virginie ORCID


Centre Ifremer Bretagne

ZI Pointe du Diable

CS 10070

29280 Plouzané

+33 (0)2 98 22 42 76



DOI 10.17600/17001400
Objective The RREX project's objective is to conduct a study of processes in order to better understand the role played by the Reykjanes Ridge on the dynamics and transformation of water masses in the subpolar gyre, and in fine, on the MOC. The related projects are RREX, Equipex NAOS, AtlantOS OSNAP.

Data managed by SISMER



Vic Clement, Ferron Bruno, Thierry VirginieORCID, Mercier HerleORCID, Lherminier PascaleORCID (2021). Tidal and near-inertial internal waves over the Reykjanes Ridge. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(2), 419–437. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-20-0097.1

André Xavier, Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Le Reste Serge, Dutreuil Vincent, Leymarie Edouard, Malardé Damien, Marec Claudie, Sagot Jérôme, Amice Martin, Babin Marcel, Claustre Hervé, David Arnaud, D’ortenzio Fabrizio, Kolodziejczyk NicolasORCID, Lagunas José Luis, Le Menn Marc, Moreau Bertrand, Nogré David, Penkerc’h Christophe, Poteau Antoine, Renaut Corentin, Schaeffer Christophe, Taillandier Vincent, Thierry VirginieORCID (2020). Preparing the New Phase of Argo: Technological Developments on Profiling Floats in the NAOS Project. Frontiers In Marine Science, 7, 577446 (22p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.577446 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00658/77029/

Le Traon Pierre-Yves, D'Ortenzio Fabrizio, Babin Marcel, Leymarie Edouard, Marec Claudie, Pouliquen SylvieORCID, Thierry VirginieORCID, Cabanes Cecile, Claustre Hervé, Desbruyeres DamienORCID, Lacour Leo, Lagunas Jose-Luis, Maze GuillaumeORCID, Mercier HerleORCID, Penkerc'h Christophe, Poffa Noe, Poteau Antoine, Prieur Louis, Racape Virginie, Randelhoff Achim, Rehm Eric, Schmechtig Catherine Marie, Taillandier Vincent, Wagener Thibaut, Xing Xiaogang (2020). Preparing the New Phase of Argo: Scientific Achievements of the NAOS Project. Frontiers In Marine Science, 7, 577408 (27p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.577408 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00654/76584/

Lavergne C., Vic Clement, Madec G, Roquet F., Waterhouse A. F., Whalen C. B., Cuypers Y., Bouruet‐aubertot P., Ferron Bruno, Hibiya T. (2020). A parameterization of local and remote tidal mixing. Journal Of Advances In Modeling Earth Systems, 12(5), e2020MS002065 (25p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1029/2020MS002065 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00624/73573/

Le Corre Mathieu, Gula Jonathan, Tréguier Anne-Marie (2020). Barotropic vorticity balance of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre in an eddy-resolving model. Ocean Science, 16(2), 451-468. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-451-2020 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00629/74062/

Racape V., Thierry VirginieORCID, Mercier HerleORCID, Cabanes CecileORCID (2019). ISOW spreading and mixing as revealed by Deep‐Argo floats launched in the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone. Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans, 124(10), 6787-6808. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015040 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00513/62428/

Roemmich Dean, Alford Matthew H., Claustre Hervé, Johnson Kenneth, King Brian, Moum James, Oke Peter, Owens W. Brechner, Pouliquen SylvieORCID, Purkey Sarah, Scanderbeg Megan, Suga Toshio, Wijffels Susan, Zilberman Nathalie, Bakker Dorothee, Baringer Molly, Belbeoch Mathieu, Bittig Henry C., Boss Emmanuel, Calil Paulo, Carse Fiona, Carval ThierryORCID, Chai Fei, Conchubhair Diarmuid Ó., D’ortenzio Fabrizio, Dall’olmo Giorgio, Desbruyeres DamienORCID, Fennel Katja, Fer Ilker, Ferrari Raffaele, Forget Gael, Freeland Howard, Fujiki Tetsuichi, Gehlen Marion, Greenan Blair, Hallberg Robert, Hibiya Toshiyuki, Hosoda Shigeki, Jayne Steven, Jochum Markus, Johnson Gregory C., Kang Kiryong, Kolodziejczyk NicolasORCID, Körtzinger Arne, Traon Pierre-Yves Le, Lenn Yueng-Djern, Maze GuillaumeORCID, Mork Kjell Arne, Morris Tamaryn, Nagai Takeyoshi, Nash Jonathan, Garabato Alberto Naveira, Olsen Are, Pattabhi Rama Rao, Prakash Satya, Riser Stephen, Schmechtig Catherine, Schmid Claudia, Shroyer Emily, Sterl Andreas, Sutton Philip, Talley Lynne, Tanhua Toste, Thierry VirginieORCID, Thomalla Sandy, Toole John, Troisi Ariel, Trull Thomas W., Turton Jon, Velez-Belchi Pedro Joaquin, Walczowski Waldemar, Wang Haili, Wanninkhof Rik, Waterhouse Amy F., Waterman Stephanie, Watson Andrew, Wilson Cara, Wong Annie P. S., Xu Jianping, Yasuda Ichiro (2019). On the Future of Argo: A Global, Full-Depth, Multi-Disciplinary Array. Frontiers In Marine Science, 6(439), 28p. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00439 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00509/62043/

Lozier M. S., Li F., Bacon S., Bahr F., Bower A. S., Cunningham S. A., De Jong M. F., De Steur L., Deyoung B., Fischer J., Gary S. F., Greenan B. J. W., Holliday N. P., Houk A., Houpert L., Inall M. E., Johns W. E., Johnson H. L., Johnson C., Karstensen J., Koman G., Le Bras I. A., Lin X., Mackay N., Marshall D. P., Mercier HerleORCID, Oltmanns M., Pickart R. S., Ramsey A. L., Rayner D., Straneo F., Thierry VirginieORCID, Torres D. J., Williams R. G., Wilson C., Yang J., Yashayaev I., Zhao J. (2019). A sea change in our view of overturning in the subpolar North Atlantic. Science, 363(6426), 516-521. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aau6592

Reverdin Gilles, Metzl Nicolas, Olafsdottir Solveig, Racape Virginie, Takahashi Taro, Benetti Marion, Valdimarsson Hedinn, Benoit-Cattin Alice, Danielsen Magnus, Fin Jonathan, Naamar Aicha, Pierrot Denis, Sullivan Kevin, Bringas Francis, Goni Gustavo (2018). SURATLANT: a 1993-2017 surface sampling in the central part of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre. Earth System Science Data, 10(4), 1901-1924. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1901-2018 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00466/57721/

References of Technical Reports

Gallian Marine, Thierry VirginieORCID (2018). Delayed-mode quality control of dissolved oxygen concentration measured by ARGO floats in the North- Atlantic with LOCODOX - Floats deployed in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. https://doi.org/10.13155/58314

Branellec Pierre, Thierry VirginieORCID (2018). RREX 2017. CTD-O2 Data report. Rap. Int. LOPS/18-04. https://doi.org/10.13155/58074

Cabanes Cecile, Racape Virginie, Thierry Virginie (2018). Delayed mode analysis of DEEP ARVOR floats . SO ARGO - LOPS report n°LOPS/18-03 . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00443/55464/

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

Communiqué de presse associé à l'article de V. Racapé sur les flotteurs Deep-Arvor : plusieurs articles dans Le Marin, Journal de l'Environnement, le Journal du Nautisme (l'Equipe), Bretagne Magazine.

Thesis using campaign data

Ivane Salaun (2022) Seasonal to interannual variability of the current near the Reykjanes Ridge and their vertical and horizontal structures (2019-2022)

Le Corre Mathieu (2020). Impact de la topographie et de l'activité méso-échelle sur la dynamique de gyre subpolaire Nord Atlantique / Impact of the topography and the mesoscale activity on the North Atlantic subpolar gyre dynamics. PhD Thesis, Université de Bretagne Occidentale.

Petit Tillys (2018). Caractérisation de la circulation autour, au-dessus et à travers (via des zones de fracture) la dorsale de Reykjanes / Characterization of the circulation around, above and across (through fracture zones) the Reykjanes Ridge. PhD Thesis, Université de Bretagne occidentale. https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00498/60969/