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Title: Study of mesoscale features and seasonal variability in the canary basin from GEOSAT, ERS-I and TOPEX/Poseidon altimeters data
Authors: Tejera, A. 
García, L. 
Cantón, M.
UNESCO Clasification: 2510 Oceanografía
250616 Teledetección (Geología)
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: 0379-6566
Journal: European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP 
Conference: International Seminar on the Use and Applications of ERS in Latin America
Abstract: Three series of altimeter data of the GEOSAT (1987-1989), ERS-1(1992-1993) and TOPEX/Poseidon satellites are used to identify and analyze the main mesoscale oceanographic features that appears in the oriental edge of the Atlantic Ocean, 20°-40° N, -19°- -9° W. The variability maps of the altitude of the sea surface and eddy kinetic energy have been computed by a process of objective analysis. Although the flow in this area is not so intensive as in the west frontier, like the Gulf Stream, it has been possible to compare the altimeter results with those from other remote sensing sensors and with in situ data. It has been estimated the correlation among the different types of data to detect eddies from the Mediterranean Sea and those generated in the south of Gran Canaria, as well as the identification of filaments from the NW African upwelling.
ISSN: 0379-6566
Source: Proceedings of an International Seminar on The Use and Applications of ERS in Latin America, Viña del Mar, Chile, 25-29 Noviembre 1996, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP-405 [ISSN 0379-6566], p. 211-217 (Marzo 1997)
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