This multi-disciplinary project will develop generic tools for simultaneous analysis of sea surface height and geoids related observations to enhance ocean analysis using Earth observation data from the approved European Space Agency missions ENVISAT and GOCE enhancing the European capacity in Earth observation. This project will examine the mass and heat exchange across the Greenland-Scotland Ridge as well as the current running along the continental shelf from the Bay of Biscay to the northern Norwegian Sea. This analysis will give invaluable information on the ocean role in climate. The project will in particular support the GOCE mission with a set of specific recommendation for integrating GOCE in ocean circulation studies and an accurate geoids model for validation purposes.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
31526 Ramonville St.agne
EH9 3JW Edinburgh
RG6 6AL Reading / Silchester