GEOSAT: a US Navy spaceborne altimeter

D. L. Porter, S. M. Glenn, E. B. Dobson, A. R. Robinson

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An introduction to the flow regime of the Gulf Stream, the trapping of warm and cold core rings and the concept of acoustic shadowing precedes a discussion on the use of GEOSAT in determining the sea surface topography. An independent average ocean height estimate was calculated by the Harvard University Gulf Stream Forecasting Project (Gulfcast). Comparison with sea surface height data from aircraft-based discrete measurements show good agreement. Advantages of altimetry over satellite infrared for determining ocean surface temperature are also discussed. -S.J.Stone

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography


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