Satellite Altimetry and Earth Sciences: A Handbook of Techniques and Applications

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Lee-Lueng Fu, Anny Cazenave
Elsevier, Nov 9, 2000 - Science - 463 pages
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The new level of precision and global coverage provided by satellite altimetry is rapidly advancing studies of ocean circulation. It allows for new insights into marine geodesy, ice sheet movements, plate tectonics, and for the first time provides high-resolution bathymetry for previously unmapped regions of our watery planet and crucial information on the large-scale ocean features on intra-season to interannual time scales. Satellite Altimetry and Earth Sciences has integrated the expertise of the leading international researchers to demonstrate the techniques, missions, and accuracy of satellite altimetry, including altimeter measurements, orbit determination, and ocean circulation models.

Satellite altimetry is helping to advance studies of ocean circulation, tides, sea level, surface waves and allowing new insights into marine geodesy.

Satellite Altimetry and Earth Sciences provides high resolution bathymetry for previously unmapped regions of our watery planet.

Satellite Altimetry and Earth Sciences is for a very broad spectrum of academics, graduate students, and researchers in geophysics, oceanography, and the space and earth sciences. International agencies that fund satellite-based research will also appreciate the handy reference on the applications of satellite altimetry.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 LargeScale Ocean Circulation
133
Chapter 3 Ocean Currents and Eddies
171
Chapter 4 Tropical Ocean Variability
217
Chapter 5 Data Assimilation by Models
237
Chapter 6 Ocean Tides
267
Chapter 7 Ocean Surface Waves
305
Chapter 8 Sea Level Change
329
Chapter 9 Ice Sheet Dynamics and Mass Balance
351
Chapter 10 Applications to Geodesy
371
Chapter 11 Applications to Marine Geophysics
407
Chapter 12 Bathymetric Estimation
441
Index
459
Color Plate Section
465
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