Comparison of sea surface dynamic heights estimated from inverted echo sounder data and satellite altimeter data

Koji Kakinoki, Shiro Imawaki, Kaoru Ichikawa, Shin-ichiro Umatani

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Abstract

Sea surface dynamic height (SSDH) anomalies estimated from long-time inverted echo sounder (IES) data using gravest empirical mode method are compared with satellite altimeter data. The IES-derived SSDH anomalies agree well with the altimetric SSDH anomalies, although the IES-derived SSDH variation is slightly underestimated. We calculate power spectra of these SSDH anomalies to discuss time-scale dependency of their differences. The differences between two SSDH anomalies are found mainly caused by components with the periods from 50 days to 100 days, which correspond to meso-scale eddies or small meanders of the Kuroshio. These differences result in smaller variation of the IES-derived SSDH.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
Journal九州大学大学院総合理工学報告
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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