Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1517-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1517-2023
Research article
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26 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 26 Oct 2023

Regional mapping of energetic short mesoscale ocean dynamics from altimetry: performances from real observations

Florian Le Guillou, Lucile Gaultier, Maxime Ballarotta, Sammy Metref, Clément Ubelmann, Emmanuel Cosme, and Marie-Helène Rio

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Altimetry provides sea surface height (SSH) data along one-dimensional tracks. For many applications, the tracks are interpolated in space and time to provide gridded SSH maps. The operational SSH gridded products filter out the small-scale signals measured on the tracks. This paper evaluates the performances of a recently implemented dynamical method to retrieve the small-scale signals from real SSH data. We show a net improvement in the quality of SSH maps when compared to independent data.