TOPEX/POSEIDON Science Investigations PlanTOPEX/POSEIDON is a satellite mission that will use the technique of radar altimetry to make precise measurement of sea level with a primary goal of studying the global ocean circulation. The mission represents the culmination of the development of satellite altimetry over the past two decades. The major thrust of the mission is a commitment to measuring seal level with an unprecedented accuracy such that the small-amplitude, basinwide sea level changes that bear significant effects on global change can be detected. The mission will be conducted jointly by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the French space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales. The 3- to 5-year mission will study the long-term mean and variability of ocean circulation. This document provides brief descriptions of the planned investigations as well as a summary of the major elements of the mission.
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Fulton, David (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
IDRelationTitle19930005776WorkThe western Mediterranean Sea: An area for a regional validation for TOPEX/Poseidon and a field for geophysical and oceanographic studies19930005777WorkThe use of satellite altimetry in the study of weakly defined and variable oceanic gyres19930005778WorkTerrestrial reference systems related to the TOPEX/Poseidon project19930005779WorkNorth-Australian tropical seas circulation study19930005780WorkGeophysical investigations with TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry data19930005781WorkMesoscale and large-scale variability of the Antarctic circumpolar current19930005782WorkOcean transport and variability studies of the South Pacific, Southern, and Indian Oceans19930005783WorkAssimilation of altimeter topography into oceanic models19930005784WorkStudies of the intermediate and deep circulation in the western equatorial Atlantic19930005785WorkApplication of TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry to ocean dynamics and geophysics19930005786WorkCirculation of the gyres of the world ocean: Observation modeling using TOPEX/Poseidon altimeter data19930005787WorkSouth African TOPEX/Poseidon altimeter experiment19930005788WorkSea level response to wind forcing in the tropical Atlantic19930005789WorkGlobal ocean tides through assimilation of oceanographic and altimeter satellite data in a hydrodynamic model19930005790WorkLow-frequency variability of sea level as related to the heat balance of global oceans19930005791WorkStudies of tropical ocean dynamics using the TOPEX/Poseidon altimeter-derived sea surface topography19930005792WorkOcean topography mapping, improvement of the marine geoid, and global permanent ocean circulation studies from TOPEX/Poseidon altimeter data19930005793WorkGeophysical validation of TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry products19930005794WorkStudy of mass and heat transport of the tropical Atlantic Ocean using models and altimeter data19930005795WorkOcean circulation using altimetry19930005796WorkThe dynamics and energetics of midlatitude western boundary currents: A comparison of the Kuroshio Extension and the Gulf Stream19930005797WorkOcean circulation modeling by use of radar altimeter data19930005798WorkGeneral circulation of the South Atlantic between 5 deg N and 35 deg S19930005799WorkOcean dynamics in the Nordic Seas using satellite altimetry19930005800WorkApplication of TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry measurements to observational and modeling studies of the low-frequency upper ocean mass and heat circulation in the tropical Pacific19930005801WorkMean sea surface and gravity investigations using TOPEX/Poseidon altimeter data19930005802WorkGlobal ocean tide mapping using TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry19930005803WorkApplication of precise altimetry to the study of precise leveling of the sea surface, the Earth's gravity field, and the rotation of the Earth19930005804WorkPresent-day plate motions: Retrieval from the TOPEX/Poseidon orbitography network (DORIS system)19930005805WorkEquatorial and eastern boundary current variability in the North and South Pacific Oceans19930005806WorkAn integrated research program for TOPEX/Poseidon with emphasis on the Pacific Ocean19930005807WorkOceanic transports of mass, heat, and salt in the western North Pacific19930005809WorkAnalysis of altimeter data jointly with seafloor electric data (vertically integrated velocity) and VCTD-yoyo data (detailed profiles of VCTD)19930005810WorkA TOPEX/Poseidon study of oceanic effects on observations of the Earth's interior19930005811WorkPrecise orbit computation and sea surface modeling19930005812WorkMarine research using data from TOPEX/Poseidon19930005813WorkGlobal ocean circulation by altimetry