The collocation method can be fruitfully applied in SST estimation on repeated mission tracks. Some application have been carried out in the Western Mediterranean Sea using ERS1-ERM and Topex/Poseidon data. In this work some refinements of the method are analyzed to get improvements in the estimates of the stationary component of the SST in the area mentioned above. Furthermore, seasonal variability is investigated, on the basis of the previous stationary SST estimate, using ERS1 and Topex/Poseidon repeats. Some comparisons are discussed with circulation models coming from oceanographic observations. They prove that altimetric derived seasonal variability is in a quite good agreement with such circulation patterns although they are extremely weak and display irregular features.

SST estimation using collocation: method refinements and seasonal variability

BARZAGHI, RICCARDO;VENUTI, GIOVANNA
1998

Abstract

The collocation method can be fruitfully applied in SST estimation on repeated mission tracks. Some application have been carried out in the Western Mediterranean Sea using ERS1-ERM and Topex/Poseidon data. In this work some refinements of the method are analyzed to get improvements in the estimates of the stationary component of the SST in the area mentioned above. Furthermore, seasonal variability is investigated, on the basis of the previous stationary SST estimate, using ERS1 and Topex/Poseidon repeats. Some comparisons are discussed with circulation models coming from oceanographic observations. They prove that altimetric derived seasonal variability is in a quite good agreement with such circulation patterns although they are extremely weak and display irregular features.
Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Meeting of the International Gravity Commission and the International Geoid Commission
Sea surface topography; Radar-altimetry
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