This study is a contribution of the Consortium for Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) funded by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. Support was also provided by the TOPEX/Poseidon and the Jason-1 Projects. This research was carried out in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Computational support of the JPL Supercomputing Project is gratefully acknowledged.
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