Use of the 3 D Radon transform to examine the properties of oceanic Rossby waves

  title={Use of the 3 D Radon transform to examine the properties of oceanic Rossby waves},
  author={Peter G. Challenor and Paolo Cipollini and David Cromwell and James Rennell},
One of the most successful applications of satellite-borne radar altimeter data over the oceans in recent years has been the extraction of information about long-wavelength baroclinic Rossby (or planetary) waves, which play a significant role in ocean circulation and climate dynamics. These waves cross ocean basins from east to west at speeds of few centimetres per second at mid-latitudes. The cross-basin propagation time may therefore be several months or even years and an accurate estimation… CONTINUE READING
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