Application of Satellite Radar Altimeter Data to the Determination of Regional Tidal Constituents and the Mean Sea Surface

  • John M. Diamante
  • Tsun-Shi Nee
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 13)


A method has been developed to correct the systematic satellite ephemeris errors in satellite radar altimeter data over an extended extrapolation area, having first determined these errors in a reference region where an accurate gravimetric geoid and tide model are available.

The method has been applied using GEOS-3 altimeter data in the GEOS-3 Atlantic Ocean Calibration Area, using a portion of the Hatteras Abyssal Plain as the reference area, to derive the mean sea surface and five tidal constituents in the extrapolation region.


Reference Region Reference Area Altimeter Data Tide Model Tidal Constituent 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Diamante
    • 1
  • Tsun-Shi Nee
    • 2
  1. 1.NOAA/National Ocean SurveyRockvilleUSA
  2. 2.Optimum Systems, IncRockvilleUSA

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