Accession Number:

ADA277286

Title:

Satellite Oceanography

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly contractor rept.

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Renewed interest in the inverted barometer effect has been spurred by altimetry, specifically, the accuracy of measurements of TOPEXPoseidon. The change in SSH associated with this effect produces anomalous oceanographic features. it is, therefore, desirable to remove this signal. Currently, only one component of the inverted barometer is understood, the static response. The total effect was studied through implementation of a barotropic model. A region in the North Pacific with a FebruaryMarch 93 time period was selected as an appropriate test area. The issue was addressed with model runs driven by 6- hourly FNOC wind and pressure fields to examine both the static and dynamic elements of the inverted barometric response. Methodology, Barometer, Altimeter

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE