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    hi all,

    What is the difference between mean sea surface and mean dynamic topography?

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    Remya

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    Dear Remya,

    Mean sea surface = distance between Ellipsoid and mean surface
    Mean dynamic topography = distance between Geoid and mean surface-

    See http://www.meted.ucar.edu/EUMETSAT/j..._alt_works.jpg

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    José

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