Slope correction for ocean radar altimetry

Citation:
Sandwell, DT, Smith WHF.  2014.  Slope correction for ocean radar altimetry. Journal of Geodesy. 88:765-771.

Date Published:

2014/08

Keywords:

continental ice, marine gravity, ocean circulation, radar altimetry

Abstract:

We develop a slope correction model to improve the accuracy of mean sea surface topography models as well as marine gravity models. The correction is greatest above ocean trenches and large seamounts where the slope of the geoid exceeds 100 rad. In extreme cases, the correction to the mean sea surface height is 40 mm and the correction to the along-track altimeter slope is 1-2 rad which maps into a 1-2 mGal gravity error. Both corrections are easily applied using existing grids of sea surface slope from satellite altimetry.

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DOI:

10.1007/s00190-014-0720-1