Abstract's details

The DTU18 MSS Mean Sea Surface – Technical description

Ole Baltazar Andersen (Dr, Denmark)


Per Knudsen (DTU Space - Denmark, Denmark); Lars Stenseng (DTU Space, Denmark)

Event: 2018 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: The Geoid, Mean Sea Surfaces and Mean Dynamic Topography

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: not provided


We outline the new DTU18MSS mean sea surface which is the latest release of the global high resolution mean sea surface from DTU Space. The major new advance leading up to the release of this DTU18MSS the use of 3 years of Sentinel-3A and an improved 7 years Cryosat-2 LRM record. A new processing chain with updated editing and data correction (i.e., using FES2014 as Ocean tide model) has been implemented. The use of consistent ocean tide model for the Mean sea surface and the subsequent processing of sun-syncronous satelliites has proven to be important to reduce the error that the MSS contributes to the total error budget. The presentation will also also focus on the difficult issues as consolidating Cryosat-2 and Sentinel-3 onto a past 20 year mean sea surface derived using multiple LRM satellites as well as the importance of merging Cryosat-2 data from different operating modes like LRM, SAR and SAR-In as these requires different retrackers.


Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Foyer, Salao Nobre & tent Thu, Sep 27 2018,18:00 Thu, Sep 27 2018,20:00
Foyer, Salao Nobre & tent Fri, Sep 28 2018,14:00 Fri, Sep 28 2018,15:00
Ole Baltazar Andersen