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Assessment of the Jason-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon microwave radiometer performance using GPS from offshore sites in the north sea

Citation

Edwards, S and Moore, P and King, MA, Assessment of the Jason-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon microwave radiometer performance using GPS from offshore sites in the north sea, Marine Geodesy, 27, (3-4) pp. 717-727. ISSN 0149-0419 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/01490410490883388

Abstract

The accuracy and drift of atmospheric path delay due to water vapor as derived from satellite microwave radiometers (MWR) is vital to altimetric measures of sea-level change. In this study a continuous time series of dual frequency GPS data from a number of offshore sites is used to examine the long term stability of the TOPEX/Poseidon radiometer and investigate initial performance of that of Jason-1. The location offshore eliminates the problems associated with land based/coastal locations where extrapolation of the GPS tropospheric correction to subsatellite points offshore are required to avoid background surface heat emissions contaminating the MWR delay measurement. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:GPS; Microwave radiometer stability; Zenith wet delay; accuracy assessment; GPS; microwave radiometer; remote sensing; sea surface height; signal processing; TOPEX-Poseidon
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:King, MA (Professor Matt King)
ID Code:81808
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2013-01-08
Last Modified:2013-01-08
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