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Data description paper 08 Dec 2020

Data description paper | 08 Dec 2020

A coastally improved global dataset of wet tropospheric corrections for satellite altimetry

Clara Lázaro et al.

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In satellite altimetry (SA), the wet tropospheric correction (WTC) accounts for the path delay induced mainly by atmospheric water vapour. In coastal regions, the accuracy of the WTC determined by the on-board radiometer deteriorates. The GPD+ methodology, developed by the University of Porto in the remit of ESA-funded projects, computes improved WTCs for SA. Global enhanced products are generated for all past and operational altimetric missions, forming a relevant dataset for coastal altimetry.