ODOP. Dynamic Topography of the Black Sea from. Topex/Poseidon and ERS Altimetry. (Version 3.0). Dynamic Topography of the Black Sea from Topex/Poseidon and ERS Altimetry (Version 3.0). General overview
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Dynamic Topography of the Black Sea from
Topex/Poseidon and ERS Altimetry
Topex/Poseidon and ERS Altimetry (Version 3.0)
Altimeter measurements provide excellent possibility for monitoring of mesoscale circulation of oceanic basins. Application of altimeter data to inland seas is a special issue as spatial and temporal scales of phenomenon is quite different.
The Black Sea is a convenient basin in which to apply altimeter measurements to investigate the circulation. The basin has a simple coastline without large gulfs or islands. The only peninsula is the Crimea, which divides the sea in two almost symmetric parts, excluding the northwestern shallow shelf.
An approach of the joint use of altimeter measurements and climatological hydrography for the dynamic topography is developed by the group of specialists of Marine Hydrophysical Institute of National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and Ocean and Ice Branch of Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA.
Versions 1.1, 2.1 and 3.0 use slightly different algorithm with more careful preliminary correction of the data. Version 3.0 is based on data from ERS-1, ERS-2 and T/P altimetry obtained from April 1992 till November 1999. From hydrographic surveys carried out within the framework of the CoMSBlack program are used for the validation of the dynamic topography derived from altimetry.
MHINASUO&I B GSFC
Group leader Group leader
Dr. Gennady K. Korotaev r. Chester J. Koblinsky
Algorithms development Altimeter data processing
Gennady K. Korotaev C.J.Koblinsky
Oleg Saenko (versions 1.0 and 2.0) Richard Ray
Oleg Saenko (versions 1.0 and 2.0)
Gennady Korotaev (improved versions 1.1,2.1 and 3.0)
Preparation and design of presentation
Department of Oceanic Processes
Marine Hydrophysical Institute
2 Kapitanskaya St.
Any usage of the presentation or its fragment must be refered as follows:
Dynamic Topography of the Black Sea from Topex/Poseidon and ERS Altimetry (Version 3.0; product of the MHI NASU/O&IB GSFC group; citing persons are Dr.Gennady Korotaev and Dr.Chester Koblinsky)
The last version of the presentation was made with the support of Science and Technological Centre of Ukraine, project N 1547.
Routine processing of T/P and ERS altimetry was done from NASA Ocean Altimeter Pathfinder Project at Goddard Space Flight Centre. NASA/TM-1998-208605
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