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The Role of Altimetry in Coastal Observing Systems
Paolo Cipollini(1), Jérôme Benveniste(2), Jérôme Bouffard(3), William Emery(4), Luciana Fenoglio-Marc(5), Christine Gommenginger(1), David Griffin(6), Jacob Høyer(7), Alexandre Kurapov(8), Kristine Madsen(9), Franck Mercier(10), Laury Miller(11), Ananda Pascual(12), Muthalagu Ravichandran(13), Frank Shillington(14), Helen Snaith(1), P. Ted Strub(8), Doug Vandemark(15), Stefano Vignudelli(16), John Wilkin(17), Philip Woodworth(18), Javier Zavala-Garay(17)
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The last few years have witnessed the foundation and development of a new discipline, coastal altimetry, and the coalescence of an active community of researchers who are now enthusiastically developing the topic. In the present community white paper, we summarize the technical challenges that satellite altimetry faces in the coastal zone, and the research that is currently being carried out to overcome those challenges. We introduce the new coastal altimetry data that are becoming available, and describe how we can calibrate/validate those data. Then we show several of the possible applications of coastal altimetry and conclude by looking at the future of the discipline, and at how we can build capacity in coastal altimetry.
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This paper shall be cited as:
Cipollini, P. & Co-Authors (2010). "The Role of Altimetry in Coastal Observing Systems" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.16
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