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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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