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ADT - Absolute Dynamic Topography

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Abstract: Contents: along-track sea surface heights above geoid; dynamic topography is
the sum of sea level anomaly (SLA) and mean dynamic topography (MDT, Rio05

Use: study of the general circulation (ocean gyres ...)

The data are global mono altimeter satellite products, homogeneous with other
satellites, available in near-real time and in delayed time in NetCDF format.

In delayed time, two types ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Absolute Dynamic Topography data access page.

Description: AVISO homepage.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-02-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Access to Ssalto/Duacs products

Ssalto/Duacs products use Jason-1, Envisat, GFO, ERS-1, ERS-2 and
Topex/Poseidon data. File format is NetCDF, but the system also delivers images
in Postscript format (only for gridded products).

Ssalto/Duacs system delivers global and specific regional products; combined
datasets ... View entire text
Use Constraints When using Ssalto/Duacs data (NRT or DT-(M)SLA and (M)ADT), please cite: "The
altimeter products were produced by Ssalto/Duacs and distributed by Aviso, with
support from Cnes".

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Archiving, Validation and Interpretation of Satellite Oceanographic Data Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (33) 561-394-780
Fax: (33) 561-751-014
Email: aviso at
Contact Address:
CLS - AVISO operation center
8-10 rue Hermes
Parc Technologique du Canal
City: Ramonville-StAgne Cedex
Postal Code: 31526
Country: France
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: NetCDF
Phone: (+33) 561-394-768
Fax: (+33) 561-751-014
Email: aviso at
Contact Address:
CLS - Space Oceanography Division
8-10 rue Hermes
Parc Technologique du Canal
City: Ramonville-St Agne
Postal Code: 31526
Country: France
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-04-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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