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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Sandipa  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Kathryn A.  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialNorth Atlantic Ocean
dc.coverage.spatialGulf Stream
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-04T20:58:01Z
dc.date.available2006-01-04T20:58:01Z
dc.date.issued1997-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/381
dc.description.abstractMonthly Maps of sea surface height are constructed for the North Atlantic Ocean using TOPEX/Poseidon altimeter data, Mean sea surface height is reconstructed using a weighted combination of historical, hydrographic data and a synthetic mean obtained by fitting a Gaussian model of the Gulf Stream jet to altimeter data. The resultant mean shows increased resolution over the hydrographic mean, and incorporates recirculation information that is absent in the synthetic mean. Monthly maps, obtained by adding the mean field to altimeter sea surface height residuals, are used to derive a set of zonal indices that describe the annual cycle of meandering as well as position and strength of the Gulf Stream.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through Contract Nos. NAGW-1666 and NAGW-4806.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-97-06en
dc.subjectAltimeteren
dc.subjectMonthly mapsen
dc.titleMonthly maps of sea surface height in the North Atlantic and zonal indices for the Gulf Stream using TOPEX/Poseidon altimeter dataen
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/381


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