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Altimetry for Real Time Applications and Climate Studies relevant to Australia


Altimetry for Real Time Applications and Climate Studies relevant to Australia
Surface geostrophic current vectors produced by the Australian multi-mission, near-real time sea level mapping system compared with composite NOAA AVHRR HRPT thermal imagery of sea surface temperature, for the SW corner of Australia where the Leeuwin current rounds Cape Leeuwin and interacts with colder waters offshore via a series of narrow filaments.
Author:

David A. Griffin - (CSIRO)

Co-Investigator(s):
  John Church
Neil White
Ken Ridgway
Peter Oke
Chris Watson
Richard Coleman
(CSIRO)
(CSIRO)
(CSIRO)
(CSIRO)
(University of Tasmania)
(University of Tasmania)

Abstract:

This proposal seeks to provide a continued Australian contribution to the OSTST across four proposed investigations:
  1. Satellite Altimeter Validation
  2. Sea-level rise
  3. Ocean Current Analyses - both hindcasts and nowcasts
  4. Current Systems around Australia

which we will describe in turn.



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