The DTU2010MSS Mean Sea Surface In The Arctic - For And With Cyrosat-2 Data

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Abstract

The new Mean Sea Surface DTU10MSS and associated DTU10MDT is presented and evaluated in the Arctic Ocean for the use with Cryosat-2 data. The DTU10MSS is currently the only available MSS which has true global coverage and hence is suitable for referencing when Cryosat-2 data are used in the Arctic. The DTU10MSS generally has a vertical accuracy better than 10 cm in most areas of the world confirmed by extensive comparison with GPS leveled tide gauges around Britain and Norway. Finally the first comparisons with Cryosat-2 data are presented. The DTU10MSS is valuable for Cryosat-2 due to its true global coverage. On the other hand Croysat-2 is also important for the evaluation of the DTU10MSS as it observers at latitudes not previously measured by any satellite.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CryoSat Validation Workshop 2011
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-92-9092-254-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventCryoSat Validation Workshop 2011 - Francati (Rome), Italy
Duration: 1 Feb 20113 Feb 2011

Conference

ConferenceCryoSat Validation Workshop 2011
CountryItaly
CityFrancati (Rome)
Period01/02/201103/02/2011

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