Surface water dynamics in the Amazon Basin : Application of satellite radar altimetry

  title={Surface water dynamics in the Amazon Basin : Application of satellite radar altimetry},
  author={Charon Birkett and Leal A. K. Mertes and Thomas Dunne and M. H. Costa and Marek J. Jasinski},
[1] Satellite radar altimetry has the ability to monitor variations in surface water height (stage) for large wetlands, rivers, and associated floodplains. A clear advantage is the provision of data where traditional gauges are absent. As part of an international program, a complete altimetric analysis of the Amazon Basin is being undertaken. Here, an updated and more rigorous evaluation of the TOPEX/POSEIDON (T/P) data set is presented for the first 7.5 years of the mission. With an initial… CONTINUE READING
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