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Ocean circulation modeling by use of radar altimeter dataThe project will investigate the use of radar altimetry (RA) data in the determination of the ocean circulation models. RA data will be used to verify prognostic experiments of the steady state and seasonal cycle of large-scale circulation models and the statistical steady state of eddy-resolving models. The data will serve as initial and update conditions in data assimilation experiments and as constraints in inverse calculations. The aim of the project is a better understanding of ocean physics, the determination and mapping of ocean currents, and a contribution to the establishment of ocean circulation models for climate studies. The goal of the project is to use satellite radar altimetry data for improving our knowledge of ocean circulation both in a descriptive sense and through the physics that govern the circulation state. The basic tool is a series of ocean circulation models. Depending on the model, different techniques will be applied to incorporate the RA data.
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Legacy CDMS
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Olbers, Dirk
(Alfred-Wegener-Inst. for Polar Research Bremerhaven, Germany)
Alpers, W.
(Bremen Univ. Germany)
Hasselmann, K.
(Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Meteorologie Hamburg, Germany)
Maier-Reimer, E.
(Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Meteorologie Hamburg, Germany)
Kase, R.
(Kiel Univ. Germany)
Krauss, W.
(Kiel Univ. Germany)
Siedler, G.
(Kiel Univ. Germany)
Willebrand, J.
(Kiel Univ. Germany)
Zahel, W.
(Hamburg Univ. Germany)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
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Publication: JPL, TOPEX(Poseidon Science Investigations Plan
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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