Satellite altimetry enables us to measure the height of the ocean for the entire planet over a period of days, and from the humps and bumps coupled with the atmospheric pressure, derive the drivers of large-scale circulations. (Allen and Allen 2019)
Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut der Technischen Universität München
The Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut (DGFI-TUM) is a research institute of the Technische Universität München (TUM) in the Department of Aerospace and Geodesy. The research fields of the DGFI-TUM are working on several geodetic fields, particular in the fields of Reference Systems and Satellite Altimetry.
Database for Hydrological Time Series of Inland Waters
The Database for Hydrological Time Series of Inland Waters (DAHITI) was developed by the Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut der Technischen Universität München (DGFI-TUM) in 2013 to provide water level time series of inland waters. Today, DAHITI provides a variety of hydrologial information such as water levels, surface areas and volume variations on lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and wetlands derived from satellite data, i.e. from multi-mission satellite altimetry and optical remote sensing imagery.