Title

APPLICATION OF SEASAT-1 RADAR ALTIMETRY TO CONTINENTAL SHELF CIRCULATION MODELING.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

1-1-1980

Abstract

The paper reports on a study of the applicability of high resolution radar altimetry to numerical modeling of continental shelf circulation. Radar altimetry is employed in verifying predictions of the continental shelf circulation model. The model is three dimensional in nature and incorporates a vertical coordinate transformation to resolve the surface and bottom layers. Verification of the predicted surface elevation is achieved through a comparison of model and altimeter derived values of this quantity on two SEASAT tracks passing through the study area. For this comparison tidal gauge data along the shelf break were used to drive the model while open ocean tidal data were used to correct for SEASAT orbital bias and tilt. Refs.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment

Volume

3

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