Satellite Altimetry Over Oceans and Land Surfaces

1st Edition

Detlef Stammer, Anny Cazenave

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

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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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