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Study of mass and heat transport of the tropical Atlantic Ocean using models and altimeter dataThe specific objectives of this proposal are: (1) to assess the quality of the TOPEX/POSEIDON surface altimeter data in regard to its use for a large, low-frequency monitoring of the surface topography of the tropical Atlantic Ocean; (2) to develop a method, on a demonstration basis, to derive from the tropical Atlantic the depth of the thermocline and the heat content changes from the surface altimeter data field; (3) to develop a method of assimilation of altimeter data into Oceanic General Circulation Models (OGCM's) for the purpose of preparing an operational, permanent, three-dimensional now casting of the tropical Atlantic Ocean (a TOGA objective); and (4) to derive from these models global circulation fields and a time series of mass and meridional heat transports across the tropical Atlantic region (a WOCE objective).
Document ID
19930005794
Document Type
Other
Authors
Merle, Jacques
(Laboratoire d'Oceanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie Paris, France)
Arnault, S.
(Laboratoire d'Oceanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie Paris, France)
Morliere, A.
(Laboratoire d'Oceanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie Paris, France)
Verstraete, J. M.
(Laboratoire d'Oceanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie Paris, France)
Menard, Yves
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Gourdeau, L.
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: JPL, TOPEX(Poseidon Science Investigations Plan
Subject Category
Oceanography
Accession Number
93N14983
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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