Comparison of Global Mean Sea Level Time Series from TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, and Jason-2

Edited: 2012-09-21
TitleComparison of Global Mean Sea Level Time Series from TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, and Jason-2
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMasters, D., R. S. Nerem, C. Choe, E. Leuliette, B. Beckley, N. White, and M. Ablain
JournalMarine Geodesy
Pagination120830133821002
Date Published08/2012
ISSN1521-060X
Keywordsclimate, processing, sea_level
AbstractIn the interest of improving the sea level climate data record, we compare the 19-year global mean sea level (GMSL) time series derived from TOPEX-Poseidon, Jason-1, and Jason-2 and produced by different research institutions. The GMSL time series are each produced using varying techniques and different applied corrections, and subsequently, the time series exhibit unique characteristics and sensitivity to seasonal and interannual signals. We find that the different applied corrections affect the time series variability much less than the technique for computing the GMSL from along-track versus gridded sea surface height anomalies and the choice of a minimum depth criteria.
DOI10.1080/01490419.2012.717862
Short TitleMarine Geodesy