Global Surface Geostrophic Ocean Currents Derived from Satellite Altimetry and GOCE Geoid

Abstract

The surface geostrophic currents (SGC) can be derived via the principle of geostrophy from the dynamic height of the ocean, or the deviation of the true, variable sea surface height with respect to the Earth’s static geoid, both of which can be measured by geodetic means. Here we calculate the Mean Dynamic Topography (MDT) by subtracting the geoid height… (More)

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