Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1765–1781, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1765-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1765–1781, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1765-2019

Data description paper 26 Nov 2019

Data description paper | 26 Nov 2019

Geostrophic currents in the northern Nordic Seas from a combination of multi-mission satellite altimetry and ocean modeling

Felix L. Müller et al.

Data sets

Geostrophic Currents in the northern Nordic Seas - A Combined Dataset of Multi-Mission Satellite Altimetry and Ocean Modeling (data) F. L. Müller, D. Dettmering, C. Wekerle, C. Schwatke, W. Bosch, and F. Seitz https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.900691

A-2 Sensor and Geophysical Data Record – SGDR ESA https://doi.org/10.5270/en1-85m0a7b

Eddy-permitting and eddy-resolving simulations of the Fram Strait ocean dynamics with the Finite-Element Sea-Ice Ocean Model (FESOM), links to NetCDF files C. Wekerle, Q. Wang, W.-J. von Appen, S. Danilov, V. Schourup-Kristensen, and T. Jung https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.880569

Copernicus in situ TAC, Global oceandelayed mode currents from drifting buoys M.-H. Rio and H. Etienne https://doi.org/10.13155/41257

roduct User Manual For Sea LevelSla Products, Global Ocean Gridded L4 Sea Surface HeightsAnd Derived Variables Reprocessed (1993–Ongoing) M. I. Pujol and F. Mertz http://resources.marine.copernicus.eu/?option=com_csw&view=details&product_id=SEALEVEL_GLO_PHY_L4_REP_OBSERVATIONS_008_047

Data grids of the Ekman and Stokes drift GlobCurrent http://globcurrent.ifremer.fr/products-data/data-catalogue

Model code and software

Finite Element Sea ice Ocean Model (FESOM) FESOM https://swrepo1.awi.de/projects/fesom

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Short summary
Polar regions by satellite-altimetry-derived geostrophic currents (GCs) suffer from irregular and sparse data coverage. Therefore, a new dataset is presented, combining along-track derived dynamic ocean topography (DOT) heights with simulated differential water heights. For this purpose, a combination method, based on principal component analysis, is used. The results are combined with spatio-temporally consistent DOT and derived GC representations on unstructured, triangular formulated grids.