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Fractal dimension and altimeter data
Author(s): J. Alonso; M. Arias; P. Villares; M. Catalán
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Paper Abstract

The radar altimeter data sets are used to study several dynamical characteristic of the World's Oceans because the artificial satellites have a global coverage. One of the most important applications is related to the Mean Sea Level changes. The authors take into account the TOPEX/Poseidon data for the Mediterranean Sea and the Iberian Atlantic in order to compute the trend of the Mean Sea Level by means of two different procedures: the linear regression and fractal geometry. The first one leads to very well known results but the errors in the estimation are quite large and the second leads to more reliable results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5977, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2005, 59770B (20 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624142
Show Author Affiliations
J. Alonso, Univ. of Cadiz (Spain)
M. Arias, Univ. of Cadiz (Spain)
P. Villares, Univ. of Cadiz (Spain)
M. Catalán, Univ. of Cadiz (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5977:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2005
Charles R. Bostater; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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