Altimeter processing tools for analyzing mesoscale ocean features
Caruso, Michael J.
Flament, Pierre J.
Baker, M. K.
MetadataShow full item record
Satellite altimeters provide many opportunities for oceanographers to supplement their research with a valuable new data set. The recent GEOSAT exact repeat mission is the first of several altimeter missions proposed during the next decade. To utilize this new data, a software package was developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Hawaii to facilitate the extraction of useful information from the NODC distributed GEOSAT data tapes. This software package was written with portability and modularity in mind. It should be possible to use this package with little or no modifications on data from future altimeters. The code was written in C and tested on Sun workstations and is oriented toward UNIX operating systems. However, since standard code was used, the programs should port easily to other computer systems. The modularity of the code should enable users to create additional programs. Additional programs designed to handle collocated water vapor corrections are also included for comparison.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Air-sea gas transfer velocity estimates from the Jason-1 and TOPEX altimeters : prospects for a long-term global time series Glover, David M.; Frew, Nelson M.; McCue, Scott J. (2006-03-02)Estimation of global and regional air–sea fluxes of climatically important gases is a key goal of current climate research programs. Gas transfer velocities needed to compute these fluxes can be estimated by combining ...
Moulton, Melissa; Elgar, Steve; Raubenheimer, Britt (2013-06)Surfzone bathymetry often is resolved poorly in time because watercraft surveys cannot be performed when waves are large, and remote sensing techniques have limited vertical accuracy. However, accurate high-frequency ...
A new approach to estimation of global air-sea gas transfer velocity fields using dual-frequency altimeter backscatter Frew, Nelson M.; Glover, David M.; Bock, Erik J.; McCue, Scott J. (American Geophysical Union, 2007-11-03)A new approach to estimating air-sea gas transfer velocities based on normalized backscatter from the dual-frequency TOPEX and Jason-1 altimeters is described. The differential scattering of Ku-band (13.6 GHz) and C-band ...