Satellite Altimetry Over Oceans and Land Surfaces

Detlef Stammer, Anny Cazenave

October 25, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 644 Pages - 32 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498743457 - CAT# K26842
Series: Earth Observation of Global Changes


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  • Technical information on space observing systems; mainly satellite altimetry
  • Includes specific case studies illustrating real-world applications of altimetry.
  • Up-to-date applications to dynamics of open oceans and to coastal oceanography
  • Very important update for a field that has seen rapid evolution and development over the last decade
  • Well known editors and world-class list of contributors


Satellite remote sensing, in particular by radar altimetry, is a crucial technique for observations of the ocean surface and of many aspects of land surfaces, and of paramount importance for climate and environmental studies. This book provides a state-of-the-art overview of the satellite altimetry techniques and related missions, and reviews the most-up-to date applications to ocean dynamics and sea level. It also discusses related space-based observations of the ocean surface and of the marine geoid, as well as applications of satellite altimetry to the cryosphere and land surface waters; operational oceanography and its applications to navigation, fishing and defense.


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