Last update - January 7, 2011
Contour interval is 5 cm. Large figures are available as jpeg, eps and pdf images.
Data on 0.5-degree grid is available:
A brief mannual for the data is here.
The 1992-2002 MDOT is calculated using jointly data of satellite altimetry, near-surface drifters,
NCEP wind and GRACE as described in
CONDITIONS OF USE: The data is
released for unrestricted public
use and distribution. Please acknowledge the use of the data as follows:
Acknowledgments This work was sponsored by NASA grant through the membership in the NASA Ocean Surface Topography Science Team. MDOT based on the GRACE geoid model was kindly provided by Victor Zlotnicki (JPL). Help from Sharon Schneider and Yoo Yin Kim is greatly appreciated.
To report errors, send comments, subscribe for future updates, learn about known problems with the data, discuss the usefulness of the data for your research or coordinate the efforts you are very welcome to contact Nikolai Maximenko.
Receiving copies of your papers using this data will be also greatly appreciated.