TERRAPUB Earth, Planets and Space

Earth Planets Space, Vol. 52 (No. 11), pp. 1113-1116, 2000


The use of GPS buoys in the determination of oceanic variables

Estel Cardellach, Dirk Behrend, Giulio Ruffini, and Antonio Rius

Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), CSIC Research Unit, Barcelona, Spain

(Received January 11, 2000; Revised June 29, 2000; Accepted June 30, 2000)

Abstract: GPS observables taken from light-weight GPS buoys more than 80 km from the GPS reference stations have been analysed using different noise models in the parameter estimation process. The time series solution of the GPS buoy positioning have been used to extract values of oceanic variables (sea level, tides and waves) and tropospheric information. These variables are compared with data from models and with measurements from a meteorological buoy.

Corresponding author E-mail: estel@ieec.fcr.es

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