Products

 

This section presents the datasets produced by WOC project. They consist in 2D/3D upper layer ocean currents (Type=Products) and User oriented added value products (Type=Added value) .

A first version of WOC datasets covering a period of one year are now available. They can be accessed on our ftp server by filling in the following very short access form.  URL, login and password are displayed once the form is completed.

The currently available products are listed in the tables below: 

Theme 1 : Sea-state current interactions for Safe Navigation

Product

Identifier

Description

Documents

Cross-seas indexes

Surface current sources ranking

Location of dangerous seas

Wind stress vector

WOC-L4-SE-ERAstar-H

Hourly stress equivalent wind and wind stress components at 10-m from ERA*, which consists of ECMWF ERA5 output, converted to U10S and stress, and then corrected using several scatterometer data sources

User Manual

Surface current from Sentinel-1 doppler

WOC-L2P-CUReul-S1A-OSC_RVL

Sentinel-1 IW Ocean Surface Current Radial Velocity product in Agulhas current

User Manual

Agulhas gridded surface current

Theme 2 : 3D currents and vertical motion for Sustainable Fisheries

Product

Identifier

Description

Documents

Daily 2D Ocean Currents

WOC-L4-CUR-NATL2D_REP-1D

North Atlantic Merged SSH-SST Surface Currents (NATL2D), surface current product combining altimeter-derived geostrophic currents and satellite L4 SST

User Manual

Daily 3D Ocean Currents

WOC-L4-CUR-NATL3D_REP-1D

North Atlantic data-driven 3D Currents and Tracers (NATL3D), data-driven reconstruction of the 3D Currents and Tracers in the North Atlantic obtained by applying artificial intelligence and dynamical diagnostic models to a combination of in situ and satellite data

Upwelling indexes

Oceanic/current fronts

Fronts derived from remote sensing SST observations by SEVIRI L3C from OSISAF and microwave  OI L4 SST from REMSS, over Agulhas region, (Western only for SEVIRI) North Atlantic.

User Manual

Theme 3 : Surface Lagrangian drift for a Clean Ocean

Product

Identifier

Description

Documents

North-Atlantic total surface current

WOC-L4-CUReul-NATL-1H

North Altantic Total Surface Current, contains the total surface current including CMEMS geostrophy and Ekman+Near-Inertial currents estimated from ERA5-10m winds with an empirically-adjusted 1D - depth model (Ubelmann et al., in prep)

User Manual

Tropical total surface current

WOC-L4-CUReul-TATL-1H

Tropical Altantic Total Surface Current,  contains the total surface current including CMEMS geostrophy and Ekman+Near-Inertial currents estimated from ERA5-10m winds with an empirically-adjusted 1D - depth model (Ubelmann et al., in prep)

Predicted oil spill transport in the Arctic

WOC-L4-CURlag-NATL_OIL_SPILL_DRIFT_1H_CONT

North Atlantic 2D horizontal drift of continuous Oil spill, contains the positions of virtual particles released starting on 10/09/2011 and re-released every 3h. Simulations are done at 0 and 15m depth representing the trajectories of oil in the North Atlantic

User Manual

WOC-L4-CURlag-NATL_OIL_SPILL_DRIFT_1H_INST

North Atlantic 2D horizontal drift of Oil, contains the positions of virtual particles released on 10/09/2011 at 0 and 15m depth representing the trajectories of oil in the North Atlantic

Predicted Sargassum transport in the Tropical Atlantic

WOC-L4-CURlag-TATL_SARGASSUM_DRIFT_1H_MESH

Tropical Atlantic 2D horizontal drift of Sargassum, contains the positions of virtual particles released on a regular grid (mesh) at 0 and 15m depth

WOC-L4-CURlag-TATL_SARGASSUM_DRIFT_1H_DRIFTERS

Tropical Atlantic 2D horizontal drift of Sargassum, contains the positions of virtual particles released following the Miron et al (2020) field study at locations d1 and d2 at 0 and 15m depth representing the trajectories of Sargassum in the Tropical Atlantic

Stokes drift estimation

User Manual

Theme 4 : High Resolution wave and current model assessment for a Productive Ocean

Product

Identifier

Description

Documents

Peaks-over-threshold (POT) and generalized Pareto distribution (GPD)

Sentinel-1 doppler derived current in coastal zone