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Sea Surface Height Modeling, Generation and Validation of Sample Products

  • W. Bosch
  • M. Anzenhofer
  • N. Spöcker
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 110)

Abstract

ERS-1 is going to provide a long term altimetric monitoring of the sea surface supported by high precision orbit determination. The German Processing and Archiving Facility (D-PAF) is one element of the ERS-1 ground segment. Among other tasks, described by Gredel et al. (1991), D-PAF has been nominated by ESA for the precision off-line processing of the geophysically corrected ERS-1 altimeter data. The main objective is a systematic and regular monitoring of the sea surface aiming in high resolving digital height models on a global scale. ERS-1 altimeter data will be used to generate short period solutions covering periods of one month (or a 35 day repeat cycle). In addition, long period solutions are going to be computed to derive a most precise estimate of a quasi-stationary sea surface by assimilating as much data as available.

Keywords

Altimeter Data Orbit Error Minimum Norm Solution Environmental Correction Crossover Difference 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Bosch
    • 1
  • M. Anzenhofer
    • 1
  • N. Spöcker
    • 1
  1. 1.Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, Abt.l (DGFI)München 22Germany

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