X-TRACK references

List of articles using X-TRACK products




Reference article

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  • Birol, F., Léger, F., Passaro, M., Cazenave, A., Niño, F., Calafat, F. M., et al. (2021). The X-TRACK/ALES multi-mission processing system: New advances in altimetry towards the coast. Advances in Space Research, S0273117721001046. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2021.01.049

  • Cavaleri, L., Bertotti, L., Ferrarin, C., Passaro, M., Pezzutto, P., & Pomaro, A. (2021). Synergic use of altimeter and model sea level data in inner and coastal seas. Remote Sensing of Environment, 261, 112500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2021.112500

  • Dieng, H. B., Cazenave, A., Gouzenes, Y., & Sow, B. A. (2021). Trends and inter-annual variability of altimetry-based coastal sea level in the Mediterranean Sea: Comparison with tide gauges and models. Advances in Space Research, S0273117721004932. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2021.06.022

  • Qian, S., Wang, D., Zhang, J., & Li, C. (2021). Adjoint estimation and interpretation of spatially varying bottom friction coefficients of the M 2 tide for a tidal model in the Bohai, Yellow and East China Seas with multi-mission satellite observations. Ocean Modelling, 101783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2021.101783

  • Subeesh, M. P., Unnikrishnan, A. S., & Francis, P. A. (2021). Generation, propagation and dissipation of internal tides on the continental shelf and slope off the west coast of India. Continental Shelf Research, 214, 104321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2020.104321

  • Tranchant, Y.-T., Testut, L., Chupin, C., Ballu, V., & Bonnefond, P. (2021). Near-Coast Tide Model Validation Using GNSS Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), a Case Study in the Pertuis Charentais (France). Remote Sensing, 13(15), 2886. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13152886

  • Vignudelli, S., & De Biasio, F. (2021). Coastal Sea Level Trends from a Joint Use of Satellite Radar Altimetry, GPS and Tide Gauges: Case Study of the Northern Adriatic Sea. In Geodetic Sciences - Theory, Applications and Recent Developments [Working Title]. IntechOpen. https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.98243



  • Casella, D., Meloni, M., Petrenko, A. A., Doglioli, A. M., & Bouffard, J. (2020). Coastal Current Intrusions from Satellite Altimetry. Remote Sensing, 12(22), 3686. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12223686

  • Chen, N., Han, G., & Yan, X. (2020). Similarity and Difference in Interannual Sea Level Variations Between the Mid‐Atlantic Bight and the Nova Scotia Coast. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015919

  • Gouzenes, Y., Léger, F., Cazenave, A., Birol, F., Bonnefond, P., Passaro, M., et al. (2020). Coastal sea level rise at Senetosa (Corsica) during the Jason altimetry missions. Ocean Science, 16(5), 1165–1182. https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1165-2020

  • Jithin, A. K., Subeesh, M. P., Francis, P. A., & Ramakrishna, S. S. V. S. (2020). Intensification of tidally generated internal waves in the north-central Bay of Bengal. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 6059. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62679-4

  • Liu, X., Gu, Y., Li, P., Liu, Z., Zhai, F., & Wu, K. (2020). A tidally dependent plume bulge at the Pearl River Estuary mouth. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 106867. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106867

  • Picco, P., Vignudelli, S., & Repetti, L. (2020). A Comparison between Coastal Altimetry Data and Tidal Gauge Measurements in the Gulf of Genoa (NW Mediterranean Sea). Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8(11), 862. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8110862

  • Piecuch, C. G. (2020). Likely weakening of the Florida Current during the past century revealed by sea-level observations. Nature Communications, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17761-w

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  • Pineau-Guillou, L., Bouin, M.-N., Ardhuin, F., Lyard, F., Bidlot, J.-R., & Chapron, B. (2020). Impact of wave-dependent stress on storm surge simulations in the North Sea: Ocean model evaluation against in situ and satellite observations. Ocean Modelling, 154, 101694. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2020.101694

  • Piton, V., Herrmann, M., Lyard, F., Marsaleix, P., Duhaut, T., Allain, D., & Ouillon, S. (2020). Sensitivity study on the main tidal constituents of the Gulf of Tonkin by using the frequency-domain tidal solver in T-UGOm. Geoscientific Model Development, 13(3), 1583–1607. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1583-2020

  • Qiu, Z., Zheng, G., Yang, J., Han, G., Li, X., Zhang, C., et al. (2020). Jason-1 Observation of Typhoon Storm Surge and Analysis Based on Numerical Simulation. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 730, 012069. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/730/1/012069

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  • Valle-Rodríguez, J., & Trasviña-Castro, A. (2020). Sea level anomaly measurements from satellite coastal altimetry and tide gauges at the entrance of the Gulf of California. Advances in Space Research, S0273117720304518. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2020.06.031

  • Yang, J., Jiang, S., Wu, J., Xie, L., Zhang, S., & Bai, P. (2020). Effects of wave-current interaction on the waves, cold-water mass and transport of diluted water in the Beibu Gulf. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 39(1), 25–40. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13131-019-1529-9


  • Androulidakis, Y., Kourafalou, V., Le Hénaff, M., Kang, H., Sutton, T., Chen, S., et al. (2019). Offshore Spreading of Mississippi Waters: Pathways and Vertical Structure Under Eddy Influence. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(8), 5952–5978. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014661

  • Bai, P., Yang, J., Zhang, S., Xie, L., & Wu, J. (2019). Upwelling off the west coast of Hainan Island: sensitivity to wave-mixing. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 38(11), 11–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13131-019-1494-3

  • Carret, A., Birol, F., Estournel, C., Zakardjian, B., & Testor, P. (2019). Synergy between in situ and altimetry data to observe and study Northern Current variations (NW Mediterranean Sea). Ocean Science, 15(2), 269–290. https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-269-2019

  • Dada, O. A., Almar, R., & Oladapo, M. I. (2019). Recent coastal sea-level variations and flooding events in the Nigerian Transgressive Mud coast of Gulf of Guinea. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 103668. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2019.103668

  • Dieng, H. B., Dadou, I., Léger, F., Morel, Y., Jouanno, J., Lyard, F., & Allain, D. (2019). Sea level anomalies using altimetry, model and tide gauges along the African coasts in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean: inter-comparison and temporal variability. Advances in Space Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.10.019

  • Ichikawa, K., Yoshikawa, Y., Morimoto, A., Fukudom, K., & Yoon, J.-H. (2019). Complementary Remote Sensing Observations of the Tsushima Warm Current Patterns. In V. Barale & M. Gade (Eds.), Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas (pp. 191–204). Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94067-0_10

  • Ji, T., Li, G., & Zhang, Y. (2019). Observing storm surges in China’s coastal areas by integrating multi-source satellite altimeters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 225, 106224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.05.006

  • Léger, F., Birol, F., Nino, F., Passaro, M., Marti, F., & Cazenave, A. (2019). X-Track/Ales Regional Altimeter Product for CoastalApplication: Toward a New Multi-Mission Altimetry Product at High Resolution. In IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (pp. 8271–8274). Yokohama, Japan: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2019.8900422

  • Marti, F., Cazenave, A., Birol, F., Passaro, M., Léger, F., Niño, F., et al. (2019). Altimetry-based sea level trends along the coasts of Western Africa. Advances in Space Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.05.033

  • Ondoa, G. A., Almar, R., Castelle, B., Testut, L., Léger, F., Sohou, Z., et al. (2019). Sea Level at the Coast from Video-Sensed Waves: Comparison to Tidal Gauges and Satellite Altimetry. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 36(8), 1591–1603. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0203.1

  • Reyes, R., Noveloso, D., Rediang, A., Passaro, M., Bringas, D., & Nagai, M. (2019). TIDE GAUGE AND SATELLITE ALTIMETRY DATA FOR POSSIBLE VERTICAL LAND MOTION DETECTION IN SOUTH EAST BOHOL TRENCH AND FAULT. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLII-4/W19, 369–376. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W19-369-2019

  • Rieck, J. K., Böning, C. W., & Getzlaff, K. (2019). The Nature of Eddy Kinetic Energy in the Labrador Sea: Different Types of Mesoscale Eddies, Their Temporal Variability, and Impact on Deep Convection. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(8), 2075–2094. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-18-0243.1

  • Vignudelli, S., Scozzari, A., Abileah, R., Gómez-Enri, J., Benveniste, J., & Cipollini, P. (2019). Water surface elevation in coastal and inland waters using satellite radar altimetry. In Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment (pp. 87–127). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814899-0.00004-3

  • Xu, X.-Y., Xu, K., Xu, Y., & Shi, L.-W. (2019). Coastal Altimetry: A Promising Technology for the Coastal Oceanography Community. In Estuaries and Coastal Zones - Dynamics and Response to Environmental Changes [Working Title]. IntechOpen. https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89373



  • Angnuureng, D. B., Appeaning Addo, K., Almar, R., & Dieng, H. (2018). Influence of sea level variability on a micro-tidal beach. Natural Hazards. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3370-4

  • Feng, X., Li, M., Yin, B., Yang, D., & Yang, H. (2018). Study of storm surge trends in typhoon-prone coastal areas based on observations and surge-wave coupled simulations. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2018.01.006

  • Li, X., Han, G., Yang, J., Chen, D., Zheng, G., & Chen, N. (2018). Using Satellite Altimetry to Calibrate the Simulation of Typhoon Seth Storm Surge off Southeast China. Remote Sensing, 10(4), 657. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10040657

  • Liu, J., Dai, J., Xu, D., Wang, J., & Yuan, Y. (2018). Seasonal and Interannual Variability in Coastal Circulations in the Northern South China Sea. Water, 10(4), 520. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10040520

  • Lumban-Gaol, J., Adrian, D., Vignudelli, S., Leben, Robert. R., Wayan Nurjaya, I., Osawa, T., et al. (2018). An assessment of a coastal altimetry data product in the Indonesian Waters. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 176, 012034. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/176/1/012034

  • Manso-Narvarte, I., Caballero, A., Rubio, A., Dufau, C., & Birol, F. (2018). Joint analysis of coastal altimetry and HF radar data: observability of seasonal and mesoscale ocean dynamics in the Bay of Biscay. Ocean Science Discussions, 1–29. https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2018-33

  • Portela, E., Beier, E., Barton, E. D., & Sánchez‐Velasco, L. (2018). Surface Salinity Balance in the Tropical Pacific Off Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(8), 5763–5776. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014265

  • Rubio, A., Caballero, A., Orfila, A., Hernández-Carrasco, I., Ferrer, L., González, M., et al. (2018). Eddy-induced cross-shelf export of high Chl-a coastal waters in the SE Bay of Biscay. Remote Sensing of Environment, 205, 290–304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.10.037

  • Salazar-Ceciliano, J., Trasviña-Castro, A., & González-Rodríguez, E. (2018). Coastal currents in the Eastern Gulf of Tehuantepec from coastal altimetry. Advances in Space Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2018.05.033

  • Thoreux, C., Sakho, I., Sall, M., Testut, L., & Wöppelmann, G. (2018). Trends in Sea Level around the Cap Vert Peninsula, Senegal. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 81-Tropical Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics, 10–13. https://doi.org/10.2112/SI81-002.1

  • Toublanc, F., Ayoub, N. K., Lyard, F., Marsaleix, P., & Allain, D. J. (2018). Tidal downscaling from the open ocean to the coast: a new approach applied to the Bay of Biscay. Ocean Modelling, 124, 16–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2018.02.001

  • Xu, X.-Y., Birol, F., & Cazenave, A. (2018). Evaluation of Coastal Sea Level Offshore Hong Kong from Jason-2 Altimetry. Remote Sensing, 10(2), 282. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10020282




  • Bajo, M., De Biasio, F., Umgiesser, G., Vignudelli, S., & Zecchetto, S. (2017). Impact of using scatterometer and altimeter data on storm surge forecasting. Ocean Modelling, 113, 85–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.03.014

  • Birol, F., Fuller, N., Lyard, F., Cancet, M., Niño, F., Delebecque, C., et al. (2017). Coastal applications from nadir altimetry: Example of the X-TRACK regional products. Advances in Space Research, 59(4), 936–953. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2016.11.005

  • Cipollini, P., Benveniste, J., Birol, F., Fernandes, M. J., Obligis, E., Passaro, M., et al. (2017). Satellite Altimetry in Coastal Regions. In D. Stammer & A. Cazenave (Eds.), Satellite altimetry over oceans and land surfaces (pp. 343–380). CRC Press.

  • De Biasio, F., Bajo, M., Vignudelli, S., Umgiesser, G., & Zecchetto, S. (2017). Improvements of storm surge forecasting in the Gulf of Venice exploiting the potential of satellite data: the ESA DUE eSurge-Venice project. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 50(1), 428–441. https://doi.org/10.1080/22797254.2017.1350558

  • Han, G., Ma, Z., Chen, N., Chen, N., Yang, J., & Chen, D. (2017). Hurricane Isaac storm surges off Florida observed by Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellite altimeters. Remote Sensing of Environment, 198, 244–253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.06.005

  • Jebri, F., Zakardjian, B., Birol, F., Bouffard, J., Jullion, L., & Sammari, C. (2017). Interannual Variations of Surface Currents and Transports in the Sicily Channel Derived From Coastal Altimetry: SICILY CHANNEL INTERANNUAL VARIBILITY. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012836

  • Lago, L. S., Saraceno, M., Ruiz-Etcheverry, L. A., Passaro, M., Oreiro, F. A., DOnofrio, E. E., & Gonzalez, R. A. (2017). Improved Sea Surface Height From Satellite Altimetry in Coastal Zones: A Case Study in Southern Patagonia. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10(8), 3493–3503. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2694325

  • Valle-Rodríguez, J., & Trasviña-Castro, A. (2017). Poleward currents from coastal altimetry: The West coast of Southern Baja California, Mexico. Advances in Space Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2017.01.050

  • Yuan, Y., Castelao, R. M., & He, R. (2017). Variability in along-shelf and cross-shelf circulation in the South Atlantic Bight. Continental Shelf Research, 134, 52–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.01.006



  • Cipollini, P., Calafat, F. M., Jevrejeva, S., Melet, A., & Prandi, P. (2016). Monitoring Sea Level in the Coastal Zone with Satellite Altimetry and Tide Gauges. Surveys in Geophysics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-016-9392-0

  • Gomez-Enri, J., Cipollini, P., Passaro, M., Vignudelli, S., Tejedor, B., & Coca, J. (2016). Coastal Altimetry Products in the Strait of Gibraltar. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54(9), 5455–5466. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2016.2565472

  • Jebri, F., Birol, F., Zakardjian, B., Bouffard, J., & Sammari, C. (2016). Exploiting coastal altimetry to improve the surface circulation scheme over the central Mediterranean Sea: CIRCULATION IN THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JC011961

  • Katavouta, A., & Thompson, K. R. (2016). Downscaling ocean conditions with application to the Gulf of Maine, Scotian Shelf and adjacent deep ocean. Ocean Modelling, 104, 54–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.05.007

  • Krien, Y., Mayet, C., Testut, L., Durand, F., Tazkia, A. R., Islam, A. K. M. S., et al. (2016). Improved Bathymetric Dataset and Tidal Model for the Northern Bay of Bengal. Marine Geodesy, 39(6), 422–438. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490419.2016.1227405

  • Navarro, R., López, M., & Candela, J. (2016). Seasonal cycle of near-bottom transport and currents in the northern Gulf of California: SEASONAL CYCLES, GULF OF CALIFORNIA. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JC012063

  • Radenac, M.-H., Léger, F., Messié, M., Dutrieux, P., Menkes, C., & Eldin, G. (2016). Wind-driven changes of surface current, temperature, and chlorophyll observed by satellites north of New Guinea: SURFACE VARIABILITY NORTH OF NEW GUINEA. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(4), 2231–2252. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JC011438

  • Ruiz Etcheverry, L. A., Saraceno, M., Piola, A. R., & Strub, P. T. (2016). Sea level anomaly on the Patagonian continental shelf: Trends, annual patterns and geostrophic flows: SLA ON PATAGONIAN CONTINENTAL SHELF. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(4), 2733–2754. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015JC011265

  • Testut, L., & Unnikrishnan, A. S. (2016). Improving Modeling of Tides on the Continental Shelf off the West Coast of India. Journal of Coastal Research, 317, 105–115. https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00019.1



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