Contents: along-track sea surface heights computed with respect to a seven-year
Use: study of ocean variability (mesoscale circulation, seasonal variation, El
Niño...), including operational oceanography (near-real time products)
The data are global mono altimeter satellite products, homogeneous with other
satellites, available in near-real time and in delayed time in NetCDF format.
In ... delayed time, two types of products are available:
- "Ref" (Reference) series: homogeneous datasets based on two satellites
(Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 + ERS, Envisat) with the same groundtrack. Sampling is
stable in time.
- "Upd" (Updated) series: up-to-date datasets with up to four satellites at a
given time (adding GFO and/or Topex/Poseidon on its new orbit). Sampling and
Long Wavelength Errors determination are improved, but quality of the series is
Regional products with an improved quality are available in local areas