Sea level variability and surface eddy statistics in the Mediterranean Sea from TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-1 data

Simona Zoffoli, Rosalia Santoleri, Salvatore Marullo, Daniele Iudicone

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Abstract

TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-1 altimeter data have successfully been used to demonstrate the capability of these altimeters 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 analysis reveals a strong, but sub-basin dependent, seasonal signal. 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. The comparison between the two altimeter performance is very good and underline importance to combine the information of TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-1 to study the Mediterranean mesoscale eddy field. ©2004 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventRemote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …

Conference

ConferenceRemote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea
CountryItaly
Period1/1/97 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zoffoli, S., Santoleri, R., Marullo, S., & Iudicone, D. (1997). Sea level variability and surface eddy statistics in the Mediterranean Sea from TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-1 data. Paper presented at Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.264273