Abstract's details

The mean dynamic topography model DTUUH22MDT from satellite and in-situ observations

Per Knudsen (DTU Space, Denmark)


Ole Andersen (DTU Space, Denmark); Nikolai Maximenko (University of Hawaii, USA); Jan Hafner (University of Hawaii, USA)

Event: 2023 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: The Geoid, Mean Sea Surfaces and Mean Dynamic Topography (ROUND TABLE)

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: not provided


Initially, a new geodetic mean dynamic topography model DTU22MDT is derived using the new DTU21MSS mean sea surface. The DTU21MSS model has been derived by including re-tracked CRYOSAT-2 altimetry also, hence, increasing its resolution. Some issues in the Polar regions have been solved too. The geoid model was XGM2019e complete to d/o 2160.
The processing scheme used for deriving the new geodetic MDT is similar to the one used for the previous geodetic DTU MDT models. However, the filtering was re-evaluated by adjusting the quasi-gaussian filter width to optimize the fit to drifter velocities. Also, optimal filtering was introduced in the coastal areas.
Subsequently, the drifter velocities are integrated to enhance the resolution of the MDT model. Weights and constraints are introduced in the inversion and tuned to obtain a smooth model with enhanced details. A special concern is devoted to the coastal areas to optimize the extrapolation towards the coast line. The presentation will focus on the coastal zone when assessing the methodology, the data and the final model DTUUH22MDT.

Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Esperanza Beach Room (Lobby) Wed, Nov 08 2023,16:15 Wed, Nov 08 2023,18:00
Esperanza Beach Room (Lobby) Thu, Nov 09 2023,14:00 Thu, Nov 09 2023,15:45
Per Knudsen
DTU Space