Sea state bias in altimetry measurements within the theory of similarity for wind-driven seas

Sergei I. Badulin, Vika G. Grigorieva, Pavel A. Shabanov, Vitali D. Sharmar, Ilya O. Karpov

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Abstract

The theory of similarity for wind-driven seas is applied to the physical analysis of the problem of sea state bias (SSB) in altimetry measurements. Dimensionless wave steepness and pseudo-age derived from altimetry measurements are expected to provide physically relevant and accurate enough SSB estimates. Analysis of Jason-1,2,3 and SARAL/AltiKa data within the approach shows the similarity and robustness of SSB distributions re-casted onto space of wave pseudo-age and steepness. This result is considered as a ground for developing a new parametric model of SSB and for analysis of underlying physical effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)978-988
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Pseudo-age of wind waves
  • Satellite altimetry
  • Sea state bias
  • Similarity approach
  • Wave steepness

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