High Resolution Altimetry Reveals New Characteristics of the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

@inproceedings{Ablain2006HighRA,
  title={High Resolution Altimetry Reveals New Characteristics of the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami},
  author={M. Ablain and Jo{\"e}l Dorandeu and Pierre-Yves Le Traon and Anthony Sladen},
  year={2006}
}
The Indian Ocean tsunami, which occurred on December 26, 2004, was the first to be clearly observed using satellite altimeters. The wave amplitude observed in deep-ocean by TOPEX and Jason-1 was close to 60 cm about 2 hours after the earthquake. Envisat crossed the tsunami wave 3h15 after the earthquake and measured a 35 cm wave. Even though it flew over the tsunami 7h20 after the earthquake, GFO still observed a wave close to 20 cm. To better extract the tsunami signal from altimeter… CONTINUE READING

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