DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER
MERGED GDR (TOPEX/POSEIDON)
July 30, 1997
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Large portions of this document have been adapted from the AVISO User Handbook Merged TOPEX/POSEIDON Products by F. Blanc, C. Schgounn and P. Vincent and from the TOPEX Users Handbook by P. Callahan. Also the section on tides are from P. Gaspar, C. LeProvost, and C. K. Shum and the section on geoid and mean sea surface is from R. Rapp. Many thanks to them and to Robert Berwin and Victor Zlotnicki for all their work and editing and to Rosanna M. Sumagaysay for her work in preparing this document to be Web readable on the CD.
The work described was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
California Institute of Technology under contract with the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.