A combined use of ERS-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon data to study the mesoscale dynamics in the Mediterranean Sea

Salvatore Marullo, Simona Zoffoli, Rosalia Santoleri, Daniele Iudicone, Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli

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TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-1 altimeter data have successfully been used to study the mesoscale field in the Mediterranean Sea and to investigate the seasonal variability of the Sea Level and eddy statistics in this basin. The comparison between the two altimiter performance is very good and underline importance to combine the information of TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-1 to study the Mediterranean mesoscale eddy field. Sea level anomalies maps every five days were produced using the both data sets by means of sub-optimal interpolation. A comparison between mesoscale features detected by the two altimeters and contemporaneous features observed using Sea Surface Temperature maps definitively proves the direct relation between sea level anomalies and the Mediterranean eddy field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1485 - 1490
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number414 PART 3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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