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- Title Sea-surface currents
- Released 01/08/2008 12:18 pm
- Copyright ESA - AOES Medialab
Density variations in the Earth's crust are an important factor in shaping the geoid. External forces, such as the wind, cause the actual sea surface to deviate from the geoid. The combination of sea-surface height mapped by altimeters and the knowledge of the precise ocean geoid will improve our understanding of surface currents.
- Id 225645