List of articles using X-TRACK products




Reference article

  • Birol, F., N. Fuller, F. Lyard, M. Cancet, F. Niño, C. Delebecque, S. Fleury, et al. “Coastal Applications from Nadir Altimetry: Example of the X-TRACK Regional Products.” Advances in Space Research 59, no. 4 (February 2017): 936–53.

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  • Angnuureng, D.B., Appeaning Addo, K., Almar, R., Dieng, H., 2018. Influence of sea level variability on a micro-tidal beach. Natural Hazards.
  • Carret, A., Birol, F., Estournel, C., Zakardjian, B., Testor, P., 2018. Synergy between in situ and altimetry data to observe and study the Northern Current variations (NW Mediterranean Sea). Ocean Science Discussions 1–36.
  • 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.
  • 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, 657.
  • 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, 520.
  • Lumban-Gaol, J., Adrian, D.,  Vignudelli, S., Leben, R.,  Nurjaya, W., Osawa, T.,  Manurung, P., Arhatin, R. E, 2018. An assessment of a coastal altimetry data product in the Indonesian Waters. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.
  • 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.
  • Portela, E., Beier, E., Barton, E., D., Sanchez-Velasco, L., 2018. Surface salinity balance in the tropical Pacific off Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 57635776.
  • Rubio, A., Caballero, A., Orfila, A., Hernández-Carrasco, I., Ferrer, L., González, M., Solabarrieta, L., Mader, J., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, vol. Special Issue 81-Tropical Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics, pp. 10–13.

  • 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.
  • Xu, X.-Y., Birol, F., Cazenave, A., 2018. Evaluation of Coastal Sea Level Offshore Hong Kong from Jason-2 Altimetry. Remote Sensing 10, 282.


  • 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.
  • Birol, F., Fuller, N., Lyard, F., Cancet, M., Niño, F., Delebecque, C., Fleury, S., Toublanc, F., Melet, A., Saraceno, M., Léger, F., 2017. Coastal applications from nadir altimetry: Example of the X-TRACK regional products. Advances in Space Research 59, 936–953.
  • Cipollini, P., Benveniste, J., Birol, F., Fernandes, M.J., Obligis, E., Passaro, M., Strub, P.T., Valladeau, G., Vignudelli, S., Wilkin, J., 2017. Satellite Altimetry in Coastal Regions, in: Stammer, D., Cazenave, A. (Eds.), Satellite Altimetry over Oceans and Land Surfaces, Earth Observation of Global Changes. CRC Press, pp. 343–380.
  • 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, 428–441.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 3493–3503.
  • Valle-Rodríguez, J., Trasviña-Castro, A., 2017. Poleward currents from coastal altimetry: The West coast of Southern Baja California, Mexico. Advances in Space Research.
  • 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.



  • 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.
  • 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, 5455–5466.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Krien, Y., Mayet, C., Testut, L., Durand, F., Tazkia, A.R., Islam, A.K.M.S., Gopalakrishna, V.V., Becker, M., Calmant, S., Shum, C.K., Khan, Z.H., Papa, F., Ballu, V., 2016. Improved Bathymetric Dataset and Tidal Model for the Northern Bay of Bengal. Marine Geodesy 39, 422–438.
  • 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.
  • 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, 2231–2252.
  • 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, 2733–2754.
  • 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.



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  • Birol, F., Delebecque, C., 2014. Using high sampling rate (10/20Hz) altimeter data for the observation of coastal surface currents: A case study over the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Marine Systems 129, 318–333.
  • Delcroix, T., Radenac, M.-H., Cravatte, S., Alory, G., Gourdeau, L., Léger, F., Singh, A., Varillon, D., 2014. Sea surface temperature and salinity seasonal changes in the western Solomon and Bismarck Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 119, 2642–2657.
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  • Mintourakis, I., 2014. Adjusting altimetric sea surface height observations in coastal regions. Case study in the Greek Seas. Journal of Geodetic Science 4.
  • Passaro, M., Cipollini, P., Vignudelli, S., Quartly, G.D., Snaith, H.M., 2014. ALES: A multi-mission adaptive subwaveform retracker for coastal and open ocean altimetry. Remote Sensing of Environment 145, 173–189.


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