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Satellite Altimetry for Geodetic, Oceanographic, and Climate Studies in the Australian Region


Deng, X and Griffin, DA and Ridgway, K and Church, JA and Featherstone, WE and White, NJ and Cahill, M, Satellite Altimetry for Geodetic, Oceanographic, and Climate Studies in the Australian Region, Coastal Altimetry, Springer-Verlag, S. Vignudelli, A. Kostianoy, P. Cipollini, J. Benveniste (ed), Berlin, pp. 473-508. ISBN 9783642127953 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12796-0_18


This chapter provides an overview of recent research applications utilizing satellite altimetry around Australia. Topics covered include improving the quality of altimeter sea surface height (SSH) data in coastal regions, observing and understanding the structure and variability of the major boundary current systems, estimating regional sea-level changes, and determining and verifying the marine gravity field using altimetry. The approaches highlighted in this chapter use altimetry synergistically with all available oceanic data including other remote sensing techniques, drifting buoys, and in situ data such as coastal tide-gauges. The results presented are an integration of altimetric and in situ data with a high-resolution computer model in order to simulate the sea-level changes in Australian coastal and offshore regions. Through such synthesizing research approaches, satellite altimetry continues to make an important contribution to a number of key strategic research areas in the Australasian region. © 2011 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:satellite altimetry, geodesy, oceanography, climate studies
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Church, JA (Dr John Church)
ID Code:122004
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-10-25
Last Modified:2017-10-25

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