AVISO: Satellite derived Sea Surface Height above Geoid

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AVISO: Satellite derived  Sea Surface Height above Geoid
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The sea surface height relative to the geoid (the mean ocean surface of the Earth if the ocean is at rest) is derived from TOPEX/Poseidon, Envisat, Jason-1, and OSTM/Jason-2 altimetry measurements. Altimetry is a technique for measuring height. Satellite altimetry measures the time taken by a radar pulse to travel from the satellite antenna to the surface and back to the satellite receiver. Combined with precise satellite location data, altimetry measurements yield sea-surface heights. This AVISO dataset was created by binning and averaging monthly values on 1 degree grids.

AVISO stands for "Archiving, Validation and Interpretation of Satellite Oceanographic data".

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AVISO: Sea surface height above Geoid; number of observations and the standard error (November, 1996). [Climate Data Guide; D. Shea]

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Earth system components and main variables
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Years of record
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Data time period extended
No, data set not being extended
Timestep
Monthly
Domain
Formats:
Input Data

satellite radar pulses

Vertical Levels:
Missing Data Flag
Missing data present
Ocean or Land
Ocean Only
Spatial Resolution

1°x1° (Obs4MIPS & JPL)

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Data Assimilation Method
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Model Vintage (reanalysis)
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