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A New Milestone in Large-Scale Ocean Dynamics: The First Three Years of the TOPEX/POSEIDON Mission

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dc.contributor.author Fu, Lee-Lueng en_US
dc.contributor.author Koblinsky, Chester J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Minster, Jean-Francois en_US
dc.contributor.author Picaut, Joel en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-30
dc.date.available 2004-09-30
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 96-0203 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/24134
dc.description.abstract The US/France TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite, which has been in orbit since August, 1992, is the first global ocean observing system specifically designed for studying ocean dynamics. The satellite uses a state-of-the-art radar altimeter system to determine the sea surface topography - the height of sea surface relative to a reference ellipsoid-with an unprecedented accuracy, and has returned a wealth of new information on the ocean circulation and its variations. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other global ocean observing system ocean dynamics sea surface topography ocean currents en_US
dc.title A New Milestone in Large-Scale Ocean Dynamics: The First Three Years of the TOPEX/POSEIDON Mission en_US


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