Assessment of satellite and ground-based estimates of surface currents
Paper i proceeding, 2016

Estimation of surface currents still presents a challenge. In this work validates surface current estimates from the Maximum Cross Correlation (MCC) method, that uses spaceborne radiometer data, against ground-based retrievals from a High Frequency (HF) radar system. Moreover, these datasets have been compared with surface current data from two assimilated satellite products and four weather prediction models. The comparison shows large differences in the spatial resolution and the location of specific features. It is concluded that the variation of the observations may be due to the difference between the measuring or estimated method used in each case and the forces driving them.

High frequency radar

Surface current

Maximum Cross Correlation


Gisela Carvajal

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

Monika Wozniak

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

Céline Heuzé

Göteborgs universitet

Leif Eriksson

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radarfjärranalys

Johan Kronsell


Bengt Rydberg

Möller Data Workflow Systems

36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016; Beijing; China; 10-15 July 2016

2153-7003 (ISSN)

Vol. 2016-November, Art no 7730220, Pages 4675-4678

Understanding ocean surface dynamics with satelite data

Rymdstyrelsen (167/14), 2015-01-01 -- 2019-03-31.


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Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap

Oceanografi, hydrologi, vattenresurser



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