figure 3

Figure 3: (a) Standard deviation of TOPEX/POSEIDON interannual sea level anomalies over the 1993-1998 period (anomalies are computed relative to the 1993-1996 period; contours are every 1 cm). (b) Same as (a), but for the model’s dynamic height interannual anomalies after data assimilation (the purple areas correspond to regions where the model bottom depth is shallower than 1,000 m). (c) Same as (b) but without assimilation.