Mediterranean sea Reanalyses datasets:
Ocean synthesis or ocean reanalysis is a method of combining historical ocean observations with a general model driven by historical estimates of surface winds by way of a data assimilation algorithm to reconstruct historical change of the ocean, providing an integrated and homogeneous data set with high temporal and spatial resolution.
For the Mediterranean sea, the products disseminated here are:
• MyOcean_NextData_Reanalysis : This dataset, derived from Mediterranean Sea physics reanalysis (www.myocean.eu), is composed by 3D monthly mean fields of Temperature, Salinity, Zonal and Meridional velocity, and by 2D monthly mean fields of Sea Surface Hight, Heat, Water and Momentum fluxes, Temperature, Salinity, Zonal and Meridional velocity for the period 1987-2012.
• NextData_RR : This is the nominal dataset for NextData sixty years ocean reanalysis for the Mediterranean Sea, composed by 3D, daily and monthly mean fields of Temperature, Salinity, Zonal and Meridional Velocity, by 2D, daily and monthly means of Sea Surface Height and by 2D, 6hr snapshot and monthly mean fields of Heat, Water and Momentum fluxes, Temperature, Salinity, Zonal and Meridional velocity for the period 1955-2012.
All the products are stored using the NetCDF format.
The data are openly and freely accessible through the following OPENDAP links:
NextData_RR_daily : http://medsearr.bo.ingv.it/thredds/dodsC/rr_d_w.html
NextData_RR_hourly : http://medsearr.bo.ingv.it/thredds/dodsC/rr_h_w.html