Black Sea - Seasonal mean and Climatology Maps of Sea Level Anomalies

Types of dataset: Ssalto/Duacs multimission altimeter products. Since December 1992, the long delayed-time dataset allows to compute statistical means of MSLA over different periods of time. Averaged MSLA and Climatological MSLA are created from daily Ssalto/Duacs - DT MSLA - Merged Product - based on the best sampling available in time (i.e. "all sat merged" serie, see DT-(M)SLA product sheet).

Three kinds of means are proposed:

  • Monthly averaged MSLA corresponds to the weekly maps of delayed-time sea level anomalies averaging month by month from January 1993. We obtain one file and one map per month since January 1993.
  • Seasonal mean of MSLA corresponds to the weekly maps of delayed-time sea level anomalies averaging season by season. We obtain one file and one map per season (JFM - AMJ - JAS- OND).
  • Climatological monthly MSLA are calculated by averaging the weekly maps of delayed-time sea level anomalies over a same month from January 1993 to the latest extension of the Delayed-time serie. We obtain one data file and one map for each month.

Contents: multimission gridded sea surface heights over the Black Sea computed with respect to a twenty-year mean profile [1993-2012], and including the seasonal variability (no annual cycle is removed).
Use: long-term variability, seasonal and climate studies.
Condition of accessproducts delivered for scientific purposes only as stated in the licence agreement. Further information :  Access to Ssalto/Duacs data.
Data access service: these products are delivered through the authenticated FTP.
Description: gridded product  in delayed time at high resolution (1/8°x1/8°, cartesian grid).
Geographic coverage: Black Sea, (40°N-47°N, 27°E-42°E)
Format: NetCDF-CF
Tools:

  • User Handook: Ssalto/Duacs User Handbook : (M)SLA and (M)ADT Near-Real Time and Delayed Time Products
  • Data reading software

Monthly mean Maps of Sea Level Anomaly

Description: Averaged DT-MSLA corresponds to the maps of delayed-time sea level anomalies averaging month by month from January 1993.

Copyright : 2009-ongoing CLS

SatelliteDistribution mediaFrequencyData periodFile weight
Merged

FTP
Avg MSLA

3-4 months January 1993 - ongoing9 Ko per file (zipped)

Seasonal mean Maps of Sea Level Anomaly

Description: Averaged DT-MSLA over the Black Sea corresponds to the maps of delayed-time sea level anomalies averaging season by season: January-February-March / April-May-June / July-August-September / October-November-December.
Copyright : 2010-ongoing CLS

SatelliteDistribution mediaFrequencyData periodFile weight
Merged

FTP
Seasonal MSLA 

6 months January 1993 - ongoing8 ko per file (zipped)

Climatological Maps of Sea Level Anomaly

Description: The climatological Maps of Sea Level Anomaly are calculated from the maps of delayed-time sea level anomalies over a same month from January 1993. We obtain one data file and one map for each month.

Copyright : 2010-ongoing CLS

SatelliteDistribution mediaFrequencyData periodFile weight
Merged

FTP
Climatological MSLA

6 months January 1993 - ongoing8 ko per file (zipped)