|Author(s)||Guinehut S1, Le Traon Pierre-Yves2, Larnicol G1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : CLS, Space Oceanog Div, F-31520 Ramonville St Agne, France.
2 : IFREMER, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
|Source||Geophysical Research Letters ( GRL ) (0094-8276) (American Geophysical Union), 2006-05 , Vol. 33 , N. 10 , P. NIL_39-NIL_43|
|WOS© Times Cited||56|
|Keyword(s)||Physical Oceanography, Hydrography, Altimetry|
|Abstract||Differences and complementarities between altimeter and hydrographic data are studied to describe the sea level and ocean circulation variations in terms of steric and non-steric contributions. Altimeter sea level anomalies (SLA) and hydrographic dynamic height anomalies (DHA) agree remarkably well. They also reveal, however, systematic large-scale differences in several areas of the Pacific and Indian oceans that are related to a barotropic, Sverdrup-like, response of the ocean to wind forcing. In addition, the use of the two data sets provides a good estimation of the partition between barotropic and baroclinic modes needed for data synthesis or assimilation studies.|
Guinehut S, Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Larnicol G (2006). What can we learn from Global Altimetry/Hydrography comparisons? - art. no. L10604. Geophysical Research Letters ( GRL ), 33(10), NIL_39-NIL_43. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL025551 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/1551/