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In situ Absolute Calibration and Validation - A link from Coastal to Open-Ocean Altimetry

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Watson, CS and Bonnefond, P and Haines, B (2011) In situ Absolute Calibration and Validation - A link from Coastal to Open-Ocean Altimetry. In: Coastal Altimetry. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 261-293.

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Abstract

The observation ofrising mean sea levels over the Earth's oceans using satellite altimetry
has helped infolID and shape the debate on global climate change that has emerged over the
last 2 decades (Cazenave and Nerem 2004; Bindoff et al. 2007). The ongoing monitoring of
secular changes in global mean sea level with accuracy tolerances of better than I nun/year
remains a fundamental science goal within satellite altimetl), and represents one of the most
challenging objectives in space geodesy. Central to this objective has been the recognition
that calibration and validation (cal/val) are vital components of the altimeter measurement
system technique. Cal/val defines a multidisciplinary problem in and of itself, which pushes
the limits of available ten'estrial, oceanographic, and space-based observational techniques.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Springer
Page Range: pp. 261-293
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12796-0
Additional Information:

The final publication is available from Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 05:58
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:29
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