What's MeSOMaP ?(click here for full screen version : better compatibity for mobile devices)
The MeSOLaB system compute more or less 250 trajectories every day, accessible through the interactive map
MeSOMaP is an interactive map showing positions of autonomous profiling floats and producing drifting simulations in real-time. The numerical trajectories are computed for the whole Argo float array and the OAO floats through a service initiated by the MeSOLaB project. Trajectories are computed using daily sea velocities provided routinely by the MERCATOR team at a global scale and a 1/12° resolution. The MeSOLaB system allows also to sample 2 dimensional fields along a float trajectory, and thus hindcast/forecast data measurements along a float path.
The MeSOLaB system compute more or less 250 trajectories every day, accessible through the interactive map as soon as the Coriolis database is updated. This represents a huge amount of data for which an adapted interactive vizualisation tool is required. With the MeSOMaP you can choose your parameters (time period, database, drifting depth) and find immediatlely the informations you’re looking for. The MeSOMaP only show a selected number of floats depending on your map settings and time period. You can then have a view of the full Argo array at global scale, while details appear instantly when zooming on a specific place. Clicking a float position will set the map boundaries to the current float trajectory. You can show 7-days forecasts or reanalysis in the database panel. The forecasts display is resource-consuming for your computer, so you should enable it only on small space scales to keep a responsive map.
Design your own numerical experiment and share it
In addition to these data exploration capabilities, the MeSOMaP allow you to submit your own float positions and get the forecast/hindcast back in near real-time. These positions are then accessible by enabling the «Public» checkbox in the database form while data are send to you by email. Doing so, you can design your own numerical experiment by requesting numerical trajectories. If you want to share the map in front of you with others, click on the «Share» link and copy the link to the clipboard. By clicking this link, you’ll be displayed the same map as you see. It is also possible to set this link as favorites for a quick view of specific places you could be interested in.
Visit the MeSOMaP Gallery for a quick overview !
Available databasesOAO - ARGO - Public
|Drifting depth||0 m||100 m||200 m||400 m||1000 m|
|Best analysis (5 nov. 2014-> j-14, 21 days limit)|
How to submit a float position ?
Access the submission form by clicking the float icon. You can then choose the parameters for the simulation : The tag is a user defined parameter. It has to be 6 characters long and it is personal to you. When you submit a tag for the first time, the system check its availability. If the tag is already choosen, you’ll receive an error and you will have to choose an another tag for your experience. In the case where the tag is available, well done, it is yours now and the simulation will be proceed ! You can now use this tag for future submissions.