Documents & references

SKIM Report for Mission Selection
The Report for Mission Selection of Earth Explorer 9 Candidate Mission SKIM is available for download at the link below:
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SKIM-specific papers:

Doppler radar and backscatter from the ocean:

Upper ocean currents:

  • Rio and Hernandez (JGR 2003). High-frequency response of wind-driven currents measured by drifting buoys and altimetry over the world ocean.
  • Rascle and Ardhuin (JGR 2009). Drift and mixing under the ocean surface revisited: Stratified conditions and model-data comparisons.
  • Rio et al. (GRL 2014). Beyond GOCE for the ocean circulation estimate: Synergetic use of altimetry, gravimetry, and in situ data provides new insight into geostrophic and Ekman currents.
  • Sutherland and Melville (JPO 2015). Field Measurements of Surface and Near-Surface Turbulence in the Presence of Breaking Waves.
  • Rio et al. (JAOT 2016). Improving the Altimeter-Derived Surface Currents Using High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Data: A Feasability Study Based on Model Outputs.
  • Sutherland et al. (JPO 2016). Enhanced Turbulence Associated with the Diurnal Jet in the Ocean Surface Boundary Layer.
  • Laxague et al. (GRL 2018). Observations of Near‐Surface Current Shear Help Describe Oceanic Oil and Plastic Transport.
  • Chelton et al. (PO 2018). Prospects for Future Satellite Estimation of Small-Scale Variability of Ocean Surface Velocity and Vorticity.

Reference measurement systems: