Aviso global sea surface height products

Aviso has been distributing Topex/Poseidon and ERS altimetric data worldwide since 1992. Since launches of new altimetric mission, series of products has been completing the Aviso catalogue. Following table presents applications, features and time availability of all available products obtained by satellite or combining available data of all satellites.

Ssalto/Duacs products are intercalibrated at crossover points; considering two datasets (for example coming from Jason-1 and Envisat), only Ssalto/Duacs products may be homogeneous at a given point.

Gridded products

Ssalto/Duacs gridded products are devoted to scientific applications and non-commercial use.

Gridded products

Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Sea level anomalies & geostrophic velocity anomalies (1/4°x1/4° on a Cartesian grid)

Contents: gridded sea surface heights computed with respect to a twenty-year mean, and corresponding geostrophic velocity anomalies
Use: study of ocean variability (mesoscale circulation, seasonal variation, El Niño...), including operational oceanography (near-real time products)

-DT-MSLA
-NRT-MSLA

Ssalto/Duacs Monthly mean and Climatology Gridded Sea level anomalies (1/4°x1/4° on a Cartesian grid)

Contents: Monthly and seasonal gridded sea surface heights computed with respect to a twenty-year mean (averaged sea surface heights averaging month by month and climatological sea surface heights calculated by averaging sea level anomalies over a same month).
Use: long-term variability, seasonal and climate studies

- DT-Monthly MSLA DT-Seasonal MSLA - DT-MSLA Clim

Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Absolute Dynamic Topography & absolute geostrophic velocities (1/4°x1/4° on a Cartesian grid)

Contents: gridded sea surface heights above geoid and corresponding absolute geostrophic velocities
Use: study of the general circulation (ocean gyres ...)

-DT-MADT
-NRT-MADT

Mean Sea Level Cnes/Legos/CLS (2°x 2° on a Mercator grid)

Contents: Map of regional patterns of observed sea level (mm/year), time serie of the reference mean sea level since January 1993. Use: study of the climate change.

- MSL

Along-track products

Along-track products

 

Ssalto/Duacs Sea level anomalies

Contents: along-track sea surface heights, computed with respect to a twenty-year mean.
Use: study of ocean variability (mesoscale circulation, seasonal variation, El Niño...), including operational oceanography (near-real time products)

- DT-SLA
- NRT-SLA

Ssalto/Duacs Absolute Dynamic Topography

Contents: along-track sea surface heights above geoid
Use: study of the general circulation (ocean gyres ...)

- DT-ADT
- NRT-ADT

Monomission Sea level anomalies

Contents: along-track sea surface heights, computed with respect to CLS01 mean sea surface.
Use: study of ocean variability (mesoscale circulation, seasonal variation, El Niño...).


- DT-SLA

OSTM/Jason-2 Sea Surface Height Anomalies

ContentsOSTM/Jason-2 along-track sea surface heights computed with respect to CLS01 mean sea surface. Available in real-time, near-real time and delayed-time.
Use: from operational oceanography and marine meteorology (real time products) to the study of ocean variability.

- OGDR-SSHA

- IGDR-SSHA

- GDR-SSHA

OSTM/Jason-2 Experimental coastal and hydrology products

ContentsOSTM/Jason-2 20 Hz along-track measurements, corrections to apply, in near-real time with specific processing.
Use: coastal applications, operational oceanography (near-real time), environmental monitoring (flooding/drought).

- Coastal

- Hydrology

Monomission Corrected Sea Surface Heights

Contents: along-track corrected sea surface heights wrt reference ellipsoid, with corrections, significant wave heights and backscatter coefficient.
Use: stationary or long-term geophysical and ocean phenomenon studies; thanks to the corrections package, user is able to substitute algorithms in accordance with his needs.

- DT-CorSSH

Geophysical Data

Contents: along-track altimetric measurements averaged over 1 seconde, corrections to apply
Use: geophysical studies, operational oceanography

- IGDR
- GDR

Geophysical and sensor data

Contents: 20 Hz along-track waveform information, corrections to apply
Use: expert use; coastal, ice studies or anything requesting a different retracking function than the one used for ocean

- Poseidon-1 Waveforms
- SGDR
(Jason-1, Envisat, Jason-2) 

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