Publications produced by the Sea State CCI team.


Ardhuin, F., Stopa, J.E., Chapron, B., Collard, F., Husson, R., Jensen, R.E., Johannessen, J., Mouche, A., Passaro, M., Quartly, G.D., Swail, V., Young, I., 2019. Observing Sea States. Front. Mar. Sci. 6.

Dodet, G., Melet, A., Ardhuin, F., Bertin, X., Idier, D., Almar, R., 2019. The Contribution of Wind-Generated Waves to Coastal Sea-Level Changes. Surv Geophys.

Dobler, D., Huck, T., Maes, C., Grima, N., Blanke, B., Martinez, E., Ardhuin, F., 2019. Large impact of Stokes drift on the fate of surface floating debris in the South Indian Basin. Marine Pollution Bulletin 148, 202–209.

Morrow, R., Fu, L.-L., Ardhuin, F., Benkiran, M., Chapron, B., Cosme, E., d’Ovidio, F., Farrar, J.T., Gille, S.T., Lapeyre, G., Le Traon, P.-Y., Pascual, A., Ponte, A., Qiu, B., Rascle, N., Ubelmann, C., Wang, J., Zaron, E.D., 2019. Global Observations of Fine-Scale Ocean Surface Topography With the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission. Frontiers in Marine Science 6.

Stopa, J. E., Ardhuin, F., Stutzmann, E., & Lecocq, T. (2019). Sea state trends and variability: Consistency between models, altimeters, buoys, and seismic data (1979–2016). Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124.

Villas Bôas, A.B., Ardhuin, F., Ayet, A., Bourassa, M.A., Brandt, P., Chapron, B., Cornuelle, B.D., Farrar, J.T., Fewings, M.R., Fox-Kemper, B., Gille, S.T., Gommenginger, C., Heimbach, P., Hell, M.C., Li, Q., Mazloff, M.R., Merrifield, S.T., Mouche, A., Rio, M.H., Rodriguez, E., Shutler, J.D., Subramanian, A.C., Terrill, E.J., Tsamados, M., Ubelmann, C., van Sebille, E., 2019. Integrated Observations of Global Surface Winds, Currents, and Waves: Requirements and Challenges for the Next Decade. Frontiers in Marine Science 6.


Ardhuin, F., Otero, M., Merrifield, S., Grouazel, A., Terrill, E., 2020. Ice Breakup Controls Dissipation of Wind Waves Across Southern Ocean Sea Ice. Geophysical Research Letters 47, e2020GL087699.

Bôas, A.B.V., Cornuelle, B.D., Mazloff, M.R., Gille, S.T., Ardhuin, F., 2020. Wave–Current Interactions at Meso- and Submesoscales: Insights from Idealized Numerical Simulations. Journal of Physical Oceanography 50, 3483–3500.

Cox, R., Ardhuin, F., Dias, F., Autret, R., Beisiegel, N., Earlie, C.S., Herterich, J.G., Kennedy, A., Paris, R., Raby, A., Schmitt, P., Weiss, R., 2020. Systematic Review Shows That Work Done by Storm Waves Can Be Misinterpreted as Tsunami-Related Because Commonly Used Hydrodynamic Equations Are Flawed. Frontiers in Marine Science 7.

Dodet, G., Piolle, J.-F., Quilfen, Y., Abdalla, S., Accensi, M., Ardhuin, F., Ash, E., Bidlot, J.-R., Gommenginger, C., Marechal, G., Passaro, M., Quartly, G., Stopa, J., Timmermans, B., Young, I., Cipollini, P., Donlon, C., 2020. The Sea State CCI dataset v1: towards a sea state climate data record based on satellite observations. Earth System Science Data 12, 1929–1951.

Lecocq, T., Ardhuin, F., Collin, F., Camelbeeck, T., 2020. On the Extraction of Microseismic Ground Motion from Analog Seismograms for the Validation of Ocean‐Climate Models. Seismological Research Letters 91, 1518–1530.

Popp, T., Hegglin, M.I., Hollmann, R., Ardhuin, F., Bartsch, A., Bastos, A., Bennett, V., Boutin, J., Brockmann, C., Buchwitz, M., Chuvieco, E., Ciais, P., Dorigo, W., Ghent, D., Jones, R., Lavergne, T., Merchant, C.J., Meyssignac, B., Paul, F., Quegan, S., Sathyendranath, S., Scanlon, T., Schröder, M., Simis, S.G.H., Willén, U., 2020. Consistency of Satellite Climate Data Records for Earth System Monitoring. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101, E1948–E1971.

Quartly, G.D., Kurekin, A.A., 2020. Sensitivity of Altimeter Wave Height Assessment to Data Selection. Remote Sensing 12, 2608.

Quilfen, Y., Chapron, B., 2020. On denoising satellite altimeter measurements for high-resolution geophysical signal analysis. Advances in Space Research.

Rusu, L., 2020. A projection of the expected wave power in the Black Sea until the end of the 21st century. Renewable Energy 160, 136–147.

Timmermans, B.W., Gommenginger, C.P., Dodet, G., Bidlot, J.-R., 2020. Global Wave Height Trends and Variability from New Multimission Satellite Altimeter Products, Reanalyses, and Wave Buoys. Geophysical Research Letters 47, e2019GL086880.

Timmermans, B., Shaw, A.G.P., Gommenginger, C., 2020. Reliability of Extreme Significant Wave Height Estimation from Satellite Altimetry and In Situ Measurements in the Coastal Zone. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, 1039.

Schlembach, F., Passaro, M., Quartly, G.D., Kurekin, A., Nencioli, F., Dodet, G., Piollé, J.-F., Ardhuin, F., Bidlot, J., Schwatke, C., Seitz, F., Cipollini, P., Donlon, C., 2020. Round Robin Assessment of Radar Altimeter Low Resolution Mode and Delay-Doppler Retracking Algorithms for Significant Wave Height. Remote Sensing 12, 1254.


Alday, M., Accensi, M., Ardhuin, F., Dodet, G., 2021. A global wave parameter database for geophysical applications. Part 3: Improved forcing and spectral resolution. Ocean Modelling 166, 101848.

Hochet, A., Dodet, G., Ardhuin, F., Hemer, M., Young, I., 2021. Sea State Decadal Variability in the North Atlantic: A Review. Climate 9, 173.

Marechal, G., Ardhuin, F., 2021. Surface Currents and Significant Wave Height Gradients: Matching Numerical Models and High-Resolution Altimeter Wave Heights in the Agulhas Current Region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 126, e2020JC016564.

Passaro, M., Hemer, M.A., Quartly, G.D., Schwatke, C., Dettmering, D., Seitz, F., 2021. Global coastal attenuation of wind-waves observed with radar altimetry. Nat Commun 12, 3812.

Quartly, G.D., Chen, G., Nencioli, F., Morrow, R., Picot, N., 2021. An Overview of Requirements, Procedures and Current Advances in the Calibration/Validation of Radar Altimeters. Remote Sensing 13, 125.

Rusu, L., Rusu, E., 2021. Evaluation of the Worldwide Wave Energy Distribution Based on ERA5 Data and Altimeter Measurements. Energies 14, 394.

Rusu, E., Rusu, L., 2021. An evaluation of the wave energy resources in the proximity of the wind farms operating in the North Sea. Energy Reports, 2021 6th International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research 7, 19–27.

Rusu, L., Onea, F., Rusu, E., 2021. The Expected Impact of Marine Energy Farms Operating in Island Environments with Mild Wave Energy Resources—A Case Study in the Mediterranean Sea. Inventions 6, 33.

Schlembach, F., Passaro, M., Quartly, G.D., Kurekin, A., Nencioli, F., Dodet, G., Piollé, J.-F., Ardhuin, F., Bidlot, J., Schwatke, C., Seitz, F., Cipollini, P., Donlon, C., 2021. Correction: Schlembach, F., et al. Round Robin Assessment of Radar Altimeter Low Resolution Mode and Delay-Doppler Retracking Algorithms for Significant Wave Height. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 1254. Remote Sensing 13, 1182.

Scott, T., McCarroll, R.J., Masselink, G., Castelle, B., Dodet, G., Saulter, A., Scaife, A.A., Dunstone, N., 2021. Role of Atmospheric Indices in Describing Inshore Directional Wave Climate in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Earth’s Future 9, e2020EF001625.

Stopa, J.E., 2021. Seasonality of wind speeds and wave heights from 30 years of satellite altimetry. Advances in Space Research, 25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry 68, 787–801.


Dodet, G., Abdalla, S., Alday, M., Accensi, M., Bidlot, J., Ardhuin, F., 2022. Error characterization of significant wave heights in multi-decadal satellite altimeter product, model hindcast and in situ measurements, using triple collocation technique. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 1.

Schlembach, F., Passaro, M., Dettmering, D., Bidlot, J., Seitz, F., 2022. Interference-sensitive coastal SAR altimetry retracking strategy for measuring significant wave height. Remote Sensing of Environment 274, 112968.

Pleskachevsky, A., Tings, B., Wiehle, S., Imber, J., Jacobsen, S., 2022. Multiparametric sea state fields from synthetic aperture radar for maritime situational awareness. Remote Sensing of Environment 280, 113200.

In press

Collard, F., Marie, L., Nouguier, F., Kleinherenbrink, M., Ehlers, F., Ardhuin, F., (in press, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans). Wind-wave attenuation under sea ice in the Arctic: a review of remote sensing capabilities. Preprint at