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Assessment of the Jason-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon microwave radiometer performance using GPS from offshore sites in the north sea

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Stuart Edwards, Professor Philip Moore, Professor Matt King

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Abstract

The accuracy and drift of atmospheric path delay due to water vapor as derived from satellite microwave radiometers (MWR) is vital to altimetric measures of sea-level change. In this study a continuous time series of dual frequency GPS data from a number of offshore sites is used to examine the long term stability of the TOPEX/Poseidon radiometer and investigate initial performance of that of Jason-1. The location offshore eliminates the problems associated with land based/coastal locations where extrapolation of the GPS tropospheric correction to subsatellite points offshore are required to avoid background surface heat emissions contaminating the MWR delay measurement. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Inc.


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Author(s): Edwards S, Moore P, King MA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Marine Geodesy

Year: 2004

Volume: 27

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 717-727

ISSN (print): 0149-0419

ISSN (electronic): 1521-060X

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01490410490883388

DOI: 10.1080/01490410490883388


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