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Application of TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry measurements to observational and modeling studies of the low-frequency upper ocean mass and heat circulation in the tropical PacificThe main purpose of the proposed work is to describe the seasonal and interannual variability of the upper ocean mass and heat transport in the tropical Pacific and to understand the mechanisms responsible for these transports. This will be done through a combination of experimental and modeling approaches. Remotely sensed sea level and derived current, observed on the basin scale, will be compared, analyzed, and combined with routine and enhanced in situ measurements of thermal and current field, as well as with model solutions forced by satellite-derived estimates of momentum and heat fluxes. The practical scientific rationale for this work stems from the unique data sets collected by (or easily available to) the investigator's team and from the team members' complementary backgrounds (physical oceanography and meteorology) and expertise (in situ and satellite-observation analysis and numerical ocean modeling).
Document ID
19930005800
Document Type
Other
Authors
Picaut, Joel
(Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpement en Cooperation Paris, France)
Delcroix, T.
(Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpement en Cooperation Paris, France)
Dupenhoat, Y.
(Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpement en Cooperation Paris, France)
Busalacchi, A. J., Jr.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gautier, G.
(California Univ. Santa Barbara., United States)
Hayes, S. P.
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Seattle, WA., United States)
Mcphaden, M. J.
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Seattle, WA., United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: JPL, TOPEX(Poseidon Science Investigations Plan
Subject Category
Oceanography
Accession Number
93N14989
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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