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Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division
Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry

LSA specializes in the analysis of satellite altimeter data related to problems in physical oceanography and marine geophysics.

The following projects are presently active in our group.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Sea Level Rise - Satellite altimeter observations from the RADS database system are used for determining global and regional mean sea level trends from 1992 to the present, as well as sea level trend maps.

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** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** NOAA CryoSat-2 Near Real-Time Ocean Data Now Available - On December 9, 2011, the STAR Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry announced at the Fall AGU meeting that it had started producing and distributing a near real-time ocean altimeter data set from the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite, thereby successfully leveraging an ice topography mission into an ocean topography mission.

Sea level anomaly from NOAA CryoSat IGDRs for 17 Nov to 13 Dec 2011.

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** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Sea Ice Research Group - Laser and radar altimeter observations are used to determine changes in sea ice volume.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Altimetric Bathymetry - Depths derived from satellite gravity data are combined with ship measurements to produce the best estimated depth maps of the world's seafloor available.

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** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Near-Real Time Analyses - Altimeter data, processed daily within 1-2 days of acquisition, are used operationally for determining ocean currents, monitoring sea level, and are assimilated in models to improve forecasts of El Nino and hurricane intensity.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Topex/Poseidon Historical Sea Level - Altimeter analyses from the NASA/CNES Topex/Poseidon altimeter mission (1992-present) are provided in terms of sea level deviations and anomalies. Data are available along the satellite track, in gridded form, or as color maps.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** ERS Altimetry - Altimeter data have been collected since 1991 by the European Space Agency's ERS-1 and ERS-2 satellites. ERS-2 data are processed daily by LSA within a few hours of collection by the satellite.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Geosat Follow-On - Launched in 1998, the US Navy GFO altimeter has had many problems, but has been operating continuously since Dec. 2000. These data will complement those collected by Geosat during 1985-89.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Geophysics Research - Altimetry contributes to determination of gravity anomalies over the ocean. These fields provide information about plate tectonics and bottom topography. Areas of specialty include the polar regions and the southwest Pacific.

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** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE ** Sea Floor Topography - An interactive global sea floor topography map.

For more information, contact Laury Miller


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