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