Laura Gomez-Navarro

Laura Gomez-Navarro
Utrecht University | UU · Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)

PhD

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Introduction
Postdoc researcher at Utrecht University, working on how to track floating plastic in currents from remote sensing. Previously PhD student in physical oceanography at IGE (France) and IMEDEA (Spain) working on the future data from the SWOT satellite.
Additional affiliations
December 2016 - present
Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA)
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
December 2016 - September 2020
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Field of study
December 2016 - September 2020
September 2014 - September 2016

Publications

Publications (25)
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After the launch of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite planned for 2022, the region around the Balearic Islands (western Mediterranean Sea) will be the target of several in situ sampling campaigns aimed at validating the first available tranche of SWOT data. In preparation for this validation, the PRE-SWOT cruise in 2018 was co...
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In 2018 we celebrated 25 years of development of radar altimetry, and the progress achieved by this methodology in the fields of global and coastal oceanography, hydrology, geodesy and cryospheric sciences. Many symbolic major events have celebrated these developments, e.g., in Venice, Italy, the 15th (2006) and 20th (2012) years of progress and mo...
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In 2018 we celebrated 25 years of development of radar altimetry, and the progress achieved by this methodology in the fields of global and coastal oceanography, hydrology, geodesy and cryospheric sciences. Many symbolic major events have celebrated these developments, e.g., in Venice, Italy, the 15th (2006) and 20th (2012) years of progress and mo...
Thesis
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Sea Surface Height (SSH) observations describing scales in the range 10 - 100 km are crucial to better understand energy transfers across scales in the open ocean and to quantify vertical exchanges of heat and biogeochemical tracers. The Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission is a new wide-swath altimetric satellite which is planned to be la...
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In the near future, the Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will provide images of altimetric data at kilometric resolution. This unprecedented 2-dimensional data structure will allow the estimation of geostrophy-related quantities that are essential for studying the ocean surface dynamics and for data assimilation uses. To estimate these...
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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission is a next generation satellite mission expected to provide a 2 km-resolution observation of the sea surface height (SSH) on a two-dimensional swath. Processing SWOT data will be challenging because of the large amount of data, the mismatch between a high spatial resolution and a low temporal res...
Preprint
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The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission is a next generation satellite mission expected to provide a 2km-resolution observation of the sea surface height (SSH) on a two-dimensional swath. Processing SWOT data will be challenging, because of the large amount of data, the mismatch between high spatial resolution and low temporal resolut...
Article
The growing availability of ocean data brought forth by recent advancements in remote sensing, in situ measurements, and numerical models supports the development of data-driven strategies as a powerful, computationally efficient alternative to model-based approaches for the interpolation of high-resolution, gap-free, regularly gridded sea surface...
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Spatio-temporal variability of surface geostrophic mesoscale currents in the Balearic Sea (western Mediterranean) is characterized from satellite altimetry in combination with in-situ velocity measurements collected, among others, by drifting buoys, gliders and high-frequency radar. Here, we explore the use of tracking data from living organisms in...
Technical Report
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The PRE-SWOT experiment was conducted onboard R/V García del Cid between 5 and 17 May 2018 in the southern region of the Balearic Islands (western Mediterranean Sea). PRE-SWOT aimed at anticipating the daily high-resolution 2D SSH fields that Surface Water & Ocean Topography (SWOT) will provide during the fast sampling phase after launch in selecte...
Preprint
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Current generation satellite altimetry missions have played a fundamental role in improving our understanding of sea surface dynamics, despite only being able to provide measurements along the satellite track. In this respect, the future SWOT altimetry mission will be the first mission to produce complete two-dimensional wide-swath satellite observ...
Conference Paper
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The ever increasing availability of in situ, remote sensing and simulation data supports the development of data-driven alternatives to classical model-driven methods for the interpolation of sea surface geophysical fields from partial satellite-derived observations. In this respect, we recently introduced the Analog Data Assimilation (AnDA), which...
Poster
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The growing availability of ocean data brought forth by recent advancements in remote sensing, in situ measurements and numerical models supports the development of data-driven strategies as a powerful, computationally-efficient alternative to model-based approaches for the interpolation of high-resolution, gap-free, regularly-gridded sea surface g...
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La disponibilité toujours croissante de données in situ, de télédétection et de simulation soutient le développement de solutions alternatives aux méthodes classiques d'interpolation des champs géophysiques de la surface de la mer à partir d'observations satellitaires partielles, qui sont, à l'heure actuelle, majoritairement fondées sur des modèles...
Presentation
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La disponibilité toujours croissante de données in situ, de télédétection et de simulation soutient le développement de solutions alternatives aux méthodes classiques d'interpolation des champs géophysiques de la surface de la mer à partir d'observations satellitaires partielles, qui sont, à l'heure actuelle, majoritairement fondées sur des modèles...
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Mesoscale circulation features in the Mediterranean Sea play an important role in the transport of water masses throughout the basin and therefore in the maintenance of its thermohaline circulation. The spatial and temporal variability of mesoscale activity at the sea surface can be realistically characterized form satellite altimetry. This approac...
Conference Paper
The forthcoming wide-swath satellite altimeter (SWOT), with a resolution one order of magnitude higher than previous instruments, is the next big breakthrough in Earth observation. During the 60-days fast phase after launch in 2021, the satellite will provide daily high-resolution sea surface height (SSH) measurements in selected areas of the globa...
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The aim of this study is to assess the capacity of the Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite to resolve fine scale oceanic surface features in the western Mediterranean. Using as input the Sea Surface Height (SSH) fields from a high-resolution Ocean General Circulation Model (OGCM), the SWOT Simulator for Ocean Science generates SWOT-like...
Poster
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Application of the Analog Data Assimilation Framework to synthetic nadir along-track and pseudo-SWOT data in the Western Mediterranean Sea
Presentation
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The primary oceanographic objective of the future Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) altimetric satellite is to characterize the mesoscale and submesoscale ocean circulation. The aim of this study is to assess the capabilities of SWOT to resolve the meso and submesoscale in the western Mediterranean. With ROMS model data as inputs for the SWOT s...
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Seabird trajectories can be used as proxies to investigate the dynamics of marine systems and their spatiotemporal evolution. Previous studies have mainly been based on analyses of long range flights, where birds are travelling at high velocities over long time periods. Such data have been used to study wind patterns, and areas of avian feeding and...
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Seabird trajectories can be used as proxies to investigate the dynamics of marine systems and their spatiotemporal evolution. Previous studies have mainly been based on analyses of long range flights, where birds are travelling at high velocities over long time periods. Such data have been used to study wind patterns, and areas of avian feeding and...
Poster
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In this study we use the SWOT simulator with the objective of not only under- standing the future data from the SWOT satellite, but also we make an attempt to detect a number of particular eddies identified in a submesoscale resolving ROMS solution. These eddies have been observed in the outputs of simulations of the Canary Islands region [Ma- son...

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