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Ocean circulation using altimetryOur group has been very actively involved in promoting satellite altimetry as a unique tool for observing ocean circulation and its variability. TOPEX/POSEIDON is particularly interesting as it is optimized for this purpose. It will probably be the first instrument really capable of observing the seasonal and interannual variability of subtropical and polar gyres and the first to eventually document the corresponding variability of their heat flux transport. The studies of these phenomena require data of the best quality, unbiased extraction of the signal, mixing of these satellite data with in situ measurements, and assimilation of the whole set into a dynamic description of ocean circulation. Our group intends to develop responses to all these requirements. We will concentrate mostly on the circulation of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans: This will be done in close connection with other groups involved in the study of circulation of the tropical Atlantic Ocean, in the altimetry measurements (in particular, those of the tidal issue), and in the techniques of data assimilation in ocean circulation models.
Document ID
19930005795
Document Type
Other
Authors
Minster, Jean-Francois
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Brossier, C.
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Gennero, M. C.
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Mazzega, P.
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Remy, F.
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Letraon, P. Y.
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Blanc, F.
(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
93N14984
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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