Satellite Altimetry

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)

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Allen, S, and W Allen. 2019. “Introduction.” In Challenges and Innovations in Ocean In Situ Sensors, 1–26. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809886-8.00001-6.
 

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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.

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