Ocean fronts data for the Northwest European Shelf and Mediterranean Sea from 1991 up to 2100 are now published on the CDS Catalogue

This dataset provides monthly projections of changes in the spatial and temporal distribution of ocean fronts relative to a recent climatology. Ocean fronts are the interfaces between water masses of differing temperature, density or biological properties, which may be observed at the surface as a sharp change in temperature or colour. The dataset has been produced using the marine ecosystem model, ERSEM v15.06 (European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model), coupled to the regional ocean circulation models, POLCOMS (the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modelling System) and NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) using the FABM (Framework for Aquatic Biogeochemical Models) coupler. Satellite observations of sea surface temperature and ocean colour are also used to detect ocean fronts using products from the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) datasets.

It is now available to be downloaded from https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dataset/sis-fisheries-ocean-fronts?tab=overview

This dataset was produced on behalf of the Copernicus Climate Change Service for the SIS European Fisheries contract.