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Tides and tsunamisAlthough tides and tsunamis are both shallow water waves, it does not follow that they are equally amenable to an observational program using an orbiting altimeter on a satellite. A numerical feasibility investigation using a hypothetical satellite orbit, real tide observations, and sequentially increased levels of white noise has been conducted to study the degradation of the tidal harmonic constants caused by adding noise to the tide data. Tsunami waves, possibly a foot high and one hundred miles long, must be measured in individual orbits, thus requiring high relative resolution.
Document ID
19730006669
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Zetler, B. D. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Miami, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Sea Surface Topography from Space, Vol. 2
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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