Contribution of the different altimeters to the gridded product
Degrees of Freedom of Signal (DFS) are used in order to quantify the fraction of multi-mission merged product (L4) coming from each sensor. See Dibarboure et al (2010) for more info on DFS.
Formal mapping error
The following figure presents the monitoring of the mean formal mapping error associated to the gridded SLA product (6-day delay map) for the Global ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea (see DUACS products).
Eddy Kinetic Energy
The Eddy Kinetic Energy is deduced from the anomalies of the geostrophic current. The mean EKE is monitored over the Mediterranean, Black Sea and Global ocean excluding the equatorial band (±5°N) (see DUACS products).