TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1: Absolute Calibration in Bass Strait, Australia

CHRISTOPHER WATSON, NEIL WHITE, RICHARD COLEMAN, JOHN CHURCH, PETER MORGAN, RAMESH GOVIND
2004 Marine Geodesy  
Satellite altimeters have become an important tool for the study of global and regional mean sea level change, offering near global coverage and unprecedented accuracy. Issues of calibration and validation remain central to their ability to determine estimates of change at accuracies of better than 0.5 mm/yr. This Thesis provides an absolute calibration of the TOPEX/Poseidon (T/P) and Jason-1 satellite altimeters, undertaken in Bass Strait, Australia. The research provides a contribution to the
more » ... international calibration effort, with the Bass Strait site situated as the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. v
doi:10.1080/01490410490465373 fatcat:d2vs352fkfhynpiny4e65e5zha