Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Altimetry - Theory, Applications and Recent Advances

Tomislav Bašić

University of Zagreb

One of the pioneering research projects realizations in satellite altimetry (1991/1992), guest editor of Special Issue “Satellite Altimetry: Technology and Application in Geodesy,” IAG member, author of the official grid-transformation and geoid model of the Republic of Croatia.


Satellite Altimetry Missions Satellite Altimetry Technology Altimeters Accuracy Marine Gravity Marine Geoid Altimeter Derived Bathymetry Sea Level Change Tide Gauge Data Altimetry Applications Multi-System Geodetic Observations Ice Sheet Monitoring Altimetry for the Future

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Satellite radar altimetry, with its global coverage and level of precision, has been a key technique for observing the ocean surface and many aspects of land surfaces over the last three decades. Together with Earth sciences, it has integrated the efforts of international researchers to demonstrate the techniques, missions, measurements, and satellite altimetry accuracy, including orbit determination and ocean circulation models. Satellite altimetry has revolutionized our understanding of the Earth’s sea-level shape and its change over time, monitoring the natural and human-induced water mass balance change, marine gravity computations, and high-resolution seafloor bathymetry reconstruction, plate tectonics, etc., thus providing significant impact for climate and environmental studies. For researchers in geodesy and geophysics, oceanography, and other space and earth sciences, satellite radar altimetry is critical for unifying the vertical height systems, regional and global geoid modelling, and monitoring the sea level rise impact but also the ice sheet melting and others. This book gives a state-of-the-art overview of the technology itself and recent developments, including the applied studies utilizing the altimeter data for ice sheet monitoring, vertical land motion estimating, bathymetric computations, and marine geoid modelling, but also Synthetic Aperture Radar altimetry, coastal altimetry tracking methods and new satellite missions (e.g., Sentinel-6).

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Tomislav Bašić

University of Zagreb

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