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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Comparison of retracked coastal altimetry sea levels against high frequency radar on the continental shelf of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Author(s): Nurul Hazrina Idris; Xiaoli Deng; Nurul Hawani Idris
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Paper Abstract

Comparison of Jason-1 altimetry retracked sea levels and high frequency (HF) radar velocity is examined within the region of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The comparison between both datasets is not direct because the altimetry derives only the geostrophic component, while the HF radar velocity includes information on both geostrophic and ageostrophic components, such as tides and winds. The comparison of altimetry and HF radar data is performed based on the parameter of surface velocity inferred from both datasets. The results show that 48% (10 out of 21 cases) of data have high ( 0.5 ) spatial correlation. The mean of spatial correlation for all 21 cases is 0.43. This value is within the range (0.42 to 0.5) observed by other studies. Low correlation is observed due to disagreement in the trend of velocity signals in which sometimes they have contradictions in the signal direction and the position of the peak is shifted. In terms of standard deviation of difference and root mean square error, both datasets show reasonable agreement with 2.5    cm s 1 .

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2017
PDF: 14 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 11(3) 032403 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.11.032403
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 11, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Nurul Hazrina Idris, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
Xiaoli Deng, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Nurul Hawani Idris, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)

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