Satellite altimeter measurements of sea state—An algorithm comparison
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
The paper is not subject to U.S. copyright. Published in 1979 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (1978–2012)
Volume 84, Issue B8, pages 3991–4001, 10 July 1979
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1979), Satellite altimeter measurements of sea state—An algorithm comparison, J. Geophys. Res., 84(B8), 3991–4001, doi:10.1029/JB084iB08p03991., , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JAN 1979
- Manuscript Received: 2 JAN 1979
A group of Geos 3 sea state investigators conducted a workshop during which their independently developed algorithms for extracting significant wave height from Geos 3 data were intercompared using simulated Geos 3 data, a long Geos 3 data span which included a variety of sea states, and a number of short data segments in the vicinity of data buoys. Individual differences between the algorithms were small in comparison to the general good agreement among them and with the surface truth data. Details of the algorithms are given together with the intercomparison results.