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Diagnostic Model and Analysis of the Surface Currents in the Tropical Pacific Ocean
Abstract A diagnostic model of the tropical circulation over the 0–30-m layer is derived by using quasi-linear and steady physics. The horizontal velocity is directly estimated from sea surfaceExpand
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Tropical Pacific near‐surface currents estimated from altimeter, wind, and drifter data
Tropical surface currents are estimated from satellite-derived surface topography and wind stress using a physically based statistical model calibrated by 15 m drogue drifters. The model assumes aExpand
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The Aquarius/SAC-D mission: Designed to meet the salinity remote-sensing challenge
In an Oceanography article published 13 years ago, three of us identified salinity measurement from satellites as the next ocean remote-sensing challenge. We argued that this represented the next "Expand
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Aquarius: An Instrument to Monitor Sea Surface Salinity From Space
Aquarius is a combined passive/active L-band microwave instrument that is being developed to map the salinity field at the surface of the ocean from space. Expand
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The determination of surface salinity with the European SMOS space mission
The European Space Agency Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission aims at obtaining global maps of soil moisture and sea surface salinity from space for large-scale and climatic studies. Expand
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L-Band Passive and Active Microwave Geophysical Model Functions of Ocean Surface Winds and Applications to Aquarius Retrieval
The L-band passive and active microwave geophysical model functions (GMFs) of ocean surface winds from the Aquarius data are derived. Expand
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Aquarius and Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity from Space
Aquarius is an L-band radiometer and scatterometer instrument combination designed to map the salinity field at the surface of the ocean from space. Expand
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Aquarius reveals salinity structure of tropical instability waves
[1] Sea surface salinity (SSS) measurements from the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite during September–December 2011 provide the first satellite observations of the salinity structure of tropical instabilityExpand
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Surface salinity advection in the tropical oceans compared with atmospheric freshwater forcing: A trial balance
[1] Climatological surface salinities and satellite-derived surface currents are combined to estimate the horizontal and vertical time mean and seasonal salinity divergence in the tropical ocean'sExpand
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Empirical orthogonal function analysis of advanced very high resolution radiometer surface temperature patterns in Santa Barbara Channel
Empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analyses of a yearlong, advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) sea surface temperature (SST) data set from the Santa Barbara Channel describe a spatialExpand
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