Applications

A wealth of applications are possible using radar altimetry measurements, involving most geoscience fields and practised by more than a thousand teams of users around the world. From the 'historical' applications (geodesy, general ocean circulation) to the developing ones (solid Earth and coastal applications, etc) and the ones that have become classic (ocean variability, ice topography, hydrology), altimetry has shown over and over that it is a very productive technique.

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Geophysics
Ocean
Ice
Climate
Atmosphere
Hydrology
Coastal
Biology

Geographical browse

Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
Mediterranean Sea
Southern Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Lakes and enclosed seas

Aviso Altimetry on Google Earth

Find  the most beautiful pictures of altimetry applications all over the oceans with Google Earth: currents, eddies, geoid, bathymetry, ...

Download the KMZ file or save the KML on your hard drive and open it in Google Earth.