The first version of the Sea Level Climate Change Initiative (SL_cci) products was initially distributed in September 2012. A full reprocessing of the sea level ECV has been produced and is now available for the users. This v2.0 dataset covers the period Jan. 1993 to Dec. 2015.
Access to the ECV Products and further details can be obtained by sending an email with your interest direct to the team:
Unless you make a statement in your email that you do not agree, your email address will be kept so that you can be further informed of potential evolutions regarding the dataset. It will not be used for any other purpose.
The ‘Sea Level’ is a multi-satellite merged product that consists in a database of different elements that can be referenced with the following DOI: 10.5270/esa-sea_level_cci-1993_2015-v_2.0-201612. These elements are:
The corresponding Product user Guide (PUG) can be found in the Public Documents section unde the technical label.
When using or referring to the SL_cci products, please mention the associated DOI (see above).
Within the SL_cci project, the estimation of the sea level has been improved in the Arctic ocean. A sea level Arctic product (maps of sea level anomalies) based on the Envisat and SARAL/AltiKa missions has been produced and is available for the users.
The altimeter SL_cci sea level anomalies have been produced with the use of the Dynamic Atmospheric Correction (DAC) forced by the ERA-Interim reanalysis. The associated 6-hourly global grids are available for the users.
The description of some specific technical issues related to the corrections and algorithms used in the SL_cci products can be found in the list of publications of the team. Some references related to the quality assessment of the SL_cci products by the Climate Research Group can also be found in this list, as well as other peer-reviewed articles related to the SL_cci project. The list can be found here.