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Lively Data, 2008

Dec. 22, 2008: Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) by the LAS
The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is an air-sea coupled climate mode in the Indian Ocean with some positive and negative events. Maps made with the LAS can easily draw the spatio-temporal evolution of this phenomena.
Nov. 20, 2008: Fierce gale for the Vendée Globe fleet
The 2008 edition of the Vendee Globe is launched. From the Gulf of Biscay, to intrepid howls of fifties, the road to the South is long. The LAS can help us to imagine the real conditions faced by lonely sailors.
Oct. 21, 2008: An unusually strong Indian monsoon
An unusually strong Indian monsoon occurs this year. Cartography, comparisons between several years thanks to LAS, in terms of sea level anomalies, winds and currents.
Sep. 18, 2008: Eddies in the Gulf of Alaska
The Gulf of Alaska is an identifying location of mesoscale eddies, all predominantly anticyclonic. Some of their characteristics, or their seasonal and interannual activity can be approached with the LAS.
Jul. 21, 2008: Steer due East around Antarctica
The Eddy Kinetic Energy (EKE), easily represented with the LAS, shows strong activity at key locations like confluence of the waters and near important topographic thresholds.
Jun. 30, 2008: Typhoon Nargis
Altimetric views on the north Indian Ocean when the typhoon Nargis reached Burma, the 1st of May 2008.
May 15, 2008 : Rossby waves in ENSO events
The LAS is a useful tool to make clearly visible Rossby waves on Longitude-Time diagrams and highlights their importance in the mechanisms of the ENSO phenomenon.
Apr. 21, 2008 : The cool Australian eddy has become giant
The LAS enables to show the evolution of the eddy off Sydney. Reappeared in last August, it stretched over 300 km at the end of 2007.
March 14, 2008: Mediterranean animated currents
The latest version of the LAS (7.+) enables a new data representation, very useful to highlight the evolution of a variable over time: it is animated images. Application to the Mediterranean circulation.
Feb. 15, 2008: Variable winds in Atlantic Ocean
The North Atlantic Ocean is an area with major variabilities: example viewed with the wind speed and wave height.
Jan. 22, 2008: La Niña, westerly current
A La Niña episode is occuring in the Equatorial Pacific since the beginning of 2007 : visualization of this phenomenon with the LAS in terms of geostrophic currents.
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