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Mediterranean in a time of measuring (The)

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  00:14:00  2014  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

HyMex (HYdrological cycle in Mediterranean EXperiment) is an international cross-disciplinary research programme which started in 2010 and whose objectives are to observe and understand the different components of water cycles around the Mediterranean Basin. It is part of the wider range MISTRALS programme.
Researchers from different disciplines (climatologists, agronomists, sociologists, atmospheric physicists) work on this project, which involves considerable resources (aircraft, ships, low atmosphere drifting balloons, flow measurement stations, etc.)
In autumn, the Mediterranean basin region is regularly subjected to heavy rainfall episodes and high floods that endanger populations. The first part of this project aims to improve hydrometeorological forecasts for this area by analysing the interactions between atmosphere, sea and mainland.
These measures will not only help to refine meteorological models but also to contribute to climate modelling in order to understand the impact of global warming on the Mediterranean coastline.
The other part of this campaign will study the phenomenon of deep-sea water formation in the Mediterranean Sea.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific adviser : DROBINSKI Philippe (LMD, UMR ENS, Ec. Polytechnique, CNRS, UPMC et Ec. des Ponts ParisTech, Palaiseau) DUCROCQ Véronique (GAME, UMR Météo France et CNRS, Toulouse)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of home movies, 3D animations, geographic maps and aerial shots.
Interview (live sound). Voice over. Musics.
PersonnalitiesDUCROCQ Véronique(GAME, UMR Météo France et CNRS, Toulouse); DROBINSKI Philippe(LMD, UMR ENS, Ec. Polytechnique, CNRS, UPMC et Ec. des Ponts ParisTech, Palaiseau); RUIN Isabelle(PACTE, UMR Sc. Po Grenoble, Univ. Joseph Fourier et Pierre Mendes France, CNRS et Fondation nationale sc. politique Univ. Grenoble 3); CHARRON François(Domaine du Merle, SupAgro, Montpellier); SOMOT Samuel(GAME, UMR Météo France et CNRS, Toulouse); CHANZY André(Climat sol et environnement, INRA et Univ. d'Avignon et des pays de Vaucluse); TAUPIER-LETAGE Isabelle(MIO, UMR CNRS, IRD, Univ. Aix-Marseille et Univ. du Sud Toulon Var, Marseille)
NotesHyMex : HYdrological cycle in Mediterranean EXperiment.
MISTRALS : Mediterranean Integrated STudies at Regional And Local Scales.
LMD : Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique.
GAME : Groupe d'étude de l'atmosphère météorologique.
MIO : Institut Méditerranéen d'Océanographie.
PACTE : Politiques Publiques, Actions Politiques, Territoires.
Technical Sheet
Item No.4182
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportXDCam EX
VersionFrench ; International version
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
LaboratoryUMR8539 ; UMR7294 ; UMR5194