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Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research complete time series Version 4.2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5067/ALTTS-TJ142

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Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research complete time series Version 4

(MERGED_TP_J1_OSTM_OST_ALL_V4)
DOI10.5067/ALTTS-TJ124
Short NameMERGED_TP_J1_OSTM_OST_ALL_V4
DescriptionThis dataset contains along track geo-referenced Sea Surface Height Anomalies (SSHA) from TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 (depending on time period) merged onto a single mean reference orbit. All biases and cross-calibrations have been applied to the data so SSHA are consistent between satellites to form a single climate data record. Altimeter data from the multi-mission Geophysical Data Records (GDRs) are interpolated to a common reference orbit facilitating direct time series analysis of the geo-referenced SSH. The data are in netCDF format . The data start at September 1992. The newest data are appended to the file quarterly.
Version4
Dataset TypeRETIRED
Persistent IDPODAAC-ALTTS-TJ124
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Citation Beckley, B.; Zelensky, N.P.; Holmes, S.A.; Lemoine, F.G.; Ray, R.D.; Mitchum, G.T.; Desai, S.; Brown, S.T.. 2017. Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research complete time series Version 4. Ver. 4. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/ALTTS-TJ124

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Journal Reference Beckley, B.D., N.P. Zelensky, S.A. Holmes, F.G. Lemoine, R.D. Ray, G.T. Mitchum, S. Desai, S.T. Brown, Assessment of the Jason-2 Extension to the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 Sea-Surface Height Time Series for Global Mean Sea Level Monitoring, Marine Geodesy, 33(S1): 447-471, 2010, Supplemental Issue on OSTM/Jason-2 calibration/validation, Vol. 1, DOI: 10.1080/01490419.2010.491029.
VersionDatasetVersion DateStatus
4.2Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research complete time series Version 4.22017-12-19RETIRED1513723873341
4Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research complete time series Version 42017-02-08RETIRED1486518835109
3Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research complete time series Version 32015-08-26RETIRED1440632096972
2Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research complete time series Version 22013-02-28RETIRED1362076726840
1Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research complete time series2010-08-23RETIRED1282591294292