Short Name:
MERGED_TP_J1_OSTM_OST_ALL_V4

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

This 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.

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