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  • This dataset contains 17-year-long (June 2002 to May 2018 ), high-resolution (20 Hz), along-track sea level dataset in coastal zones of six regions: Mediterranean Sea, Northeast Atlantic, West Africa, North Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia and Australia. Up to now, satellite altimetry has provided global gridded sea level time series up to 10-15 km from the coast only, preventing the estimation of how sea level changes very close to the coast on interannual to decadal time scales. This dataset has been derived from the ESA SL_cci+ v1.1 dataset of coastal sea level anomalies (also available in the catalogue, DOI:10.5270/esa-sl_cci-xtrack_ales_sla-200206_201805-v1.1-202005), which is based on the reprocessing of raw radar altimetry waveforms from the Jason-1, Jason-2 and Jason-3 satellite missions to derive satellite-sea surface ranges as close as possible to the coast (a process called ‘retracking’) and optimization of the geophysical corrections applied to the range measurements to produce sea level time series. This large amount of coastal sea level estimates has been further analysed to produce the present dataset: it consists in a selection of 429 portions of satellite tracks crossing land for which valid sea level time series are provided at monthly interval together with the associated sea level trends over the 17-year time span at each along-track 20-Hz point, from 20 km offshore to the coast. The main objective of this dataset is to analyze the sea level trends close to the coast and compare them with the sea level trends observed in the open ocean and to determine the causes of the potential differences. The product has been developed within the sea level project of the extension phase of the European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (SL_cci+). See 'The Climate Change Coastal Sea Level Team (2020). Sea level anomalies and associated trends estimated from altimetry from 2002 to 2018 at selected coastal sites. Scientific Data (Nature), in press'. This dataset has a DOI: https://doi.org/10.17882/74354

  • This dataset contains along-track sea level anomalies derived from satellite altimetry. Altimeter along-track sea level measurements from the RA2 instrument on ENVISAT and the Altika instrument on SARAL satellite missions have been processed to produce high resolution (20 Hz, corresponding to an along-track distance of ~300m) sea level anomalies, in order to provide long-term homogeneous sea level time series as close to the coast as possible in six different coastal regions (North-East Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Western Africa, North Indian Ocean, South-East Asia and Australia). The product benefits from the spatial resolution provided by high-rate data, the Adaptive Leading Edge Subwaveform Retracker (ALES) and the post-processing strategy of the along-track (X-TRACK) algorithm, both developed for the processing of coastal altimetry data, as well as the best possible set of geophysical corrections. The main objective of this product is to provide accurate altimeter Sea Level Anomalies (SLA) time series as close to the coast as possible in order to assess whether the coastal sea level trends experienced at the coast are similar to the observed sea level trends in the open ocean and to determine the causes of the potential discrepancies. The Envisat and SARAL/AltiKa missions have the same ground track but the temporal gap between both missions prevents from computing reliable trends during the total period between both missions. This dataset has been produced by the Climate Change Initiative Coastal Sea Level team, within the extension phase of the European Sapce Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative.

  • This dataset contains along-track sea level anomalies derived from satellite altimetry. Altimeter along-track sea level measurements from the Jason-1, Jason -2 and Jason-3 satellite missions have been processed to produce high resolution (20 Hz, corresponding to an along-track distance of ~300m) sea level anomalies, in order to provide long-term homogeneous sea level time series as close to the coast as possible in six different coastal regions (North-East Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Western Africa, North Indian Ocean, South-East Asia and Australia). These six time series cover the period from 15 January 2002 to 30 May 2018. The product benefits from the spatial resolution provided by high-rate data, the Adaptive Leading Edge Subwaveform Retracker (ALES) and the post-processing strategy of the along-track (X-TRACK) algorithm, both developed for the processing of coastal altimetry data, as well as the best possible set of geophysical corrections. The main objective of this product is to provide accurate altimeter Sea Level Anomalies (SLA) time series as close to the coast as possible in order to assess whether the coastal sea level trends experienced at the coast are similar to the observed sea level trends in the open ocean and to determine the causes of the potential discrepancies. The product has been developed within the sea level project of the extension phase of the European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (SL_cci+). During the project, the product will be extended in spatial coverage and with additional altimeter missions. This version of the dataset is v1.1. (DOI: 10.5270/esa-sl_cci-xtrack_ales_sla-200206_201805-v1.1-202005)