Improvement of Geoid and Mean Sea Surface
Models for Oceanographic Applications
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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