Improvement of Geoid and Mean Sea Surface Models for Oceanographic Applications
Data Sources

The satellite tracking data and altimeter measurements include available data from:

The dynamic topography information used as a constraint in the geoid-topography solution includes the predicted topography from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) ocean general circulation model (OGCM) and other OGCM model outputs, and topography solutions which result from research efforts conducted at JPL and/or from other T/P investigators which assimilate TOPEX/POSEIDON data into the LANL model. Other data include recent in situ dynamic topography maps compiled by S. Levitus, and maps computed by B. Semtner's free-surface OGCM. Error assessment of available geoid models, and the experimental models to be developed during this investigation, will be conducted.
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