Satellite Altimetry

Satellite altimetry enables us to measure the height of the ocean for the entire planet over a period of days, and from the humps and bumps coupled with the atmospheric pressure, derive the drivers of large-scale circulations. (Allen and Allen 2019)


Allen, S, and W Allen. 2019. “Introduction.” In Challenges and Innovations in Ocean In Situ Sensors, 1–26. Elsevier.

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