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.

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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.