A new OGMOC mean dynamic topography model – DTU17MDT.

Per Knudsen (DTU Space, Denmark)


Ole Andersen (DTU Space, Denmark); Nikolai Maximenko (IPRC U Hawaii, USA); Thomas Fecher (TU Munich, Germany); Thomas Gruber (TU Munich, DenGermanymark)

Event: 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: The Geoid, Mean Sea Surfaces and Mean Dynamic Topography

Presentation type: Type Poster

Within the ESA supported Optimal Geoid for Modelling Ocean Circulation (OGMOC) project a new geoid model have been derived. It is based on the GOCO05C setup though the newer DTU15GRA altimetric surface gravity has been used in the combination. Subsequently the model has been augmented using the EIGEN-6C4 coefficients to d/o 2160.
The new DTU17MDT has been derived using this new geoid model and the DTU15MSS mean sea surface. Compared to other geoid models the new OGMOC geoid model has been optimized to avoid striations and orange skin like features. Finally, the filtering was re-evaluated by adjusting the quasi-gaussian filter width to optimize the fit to drifter velocities. The results show that the new geodetic MDT improves the resolution of the details of the ocean circulation.


Poster show times:

RoomStart DateEnd Date
Concerto Ballroom Thu, Oct 26 2017,14:00 Thu, Oct 26 2017,18:00
Per Knudsen
DTU Space