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TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1: Absolute Calibration in Bass Strait, Australia

CHRISTOPHER WATSON, NEIL WHITE, RICHARD COLEMAN, JOHN CHURCH, PETER MORGAN, RAMESH GOVIND
2004 Marine Geodesy  
This Thesis provides an absolute calibration of the TOPEX/Poseidon (T/P) and Jason-1 satellite altimeters, undertaken in Bass Strait, Australia.  ...  The research provides a contribution to the international calibration effort, with the Bass Strait site situated as the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. v  ...  1 1-2 1-3 The Harvest platform dedicated calibration site (NASA) for T/P and Jason-12-1 Schematic view of the CCAR wave rider GPS buoy (adapted from Key et al., 2-2 CNES/2-3 Multiple wave rider  ... 
doi:10.1080/01490410490465373 fatcat:d2vs352fkfhynpiny4e65e5zha

Absolute Calibration of TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 Using GPS Buoys in Bass Strait, Australia Special Issue: Jason-1 Calibration/Validation

Christopher Watson, Richard Coleman, Neil White, John Church, Ramesh Govind
2003 Marine Geodesy  
An absolute calibration of the TOPEX/Poseidon (T/P) and Jason-1 altimeters has been undertaken during the dedicated calibration phase of the Jason-1 mission, in Bass Strait, Australia.  ...  Bruce Haines, Phil Callahan, and other members of the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 SWT provided valuable responses to numerous technical questions. Chris Ruf and Shannon Brown (U.  ...  FIGURE 1 1 Location of the Bass Strait calibration site together with TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 descending pass 088.  ... 
doi:10.1080/714044522 fatcat:znvejwqljnc7vecua7vc3jhtzy

Analysis of the TOPEX/Poseidon Operational Orbit: Observed Variations and Why

Raymond B. Frauenholz, Ramachandra S. Bhat, Bruce E. Shapiro, Robert K. Leavitt
1998 Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets  
Jason, the successor French mission currently planned for launch in April 2000, will share the same reference orbit and repeat ground track with TOPEX/Poseidon to continue oceanographic investiga- tions  ...  ., Pasadena, California 91107-4230 Following launch on Aug. 10, 1992, TOPEX/Poseidon began a very successful global study of the Earth’s ocean circulation using a combination of dual-frequency radar altimetry  ... 
doi:10.2514/2.3312 fatcat:56yz7ceedrcifiepjybk4scrlu

An Overview of Requirements, Procedures and Current Advances in the Calibration/Validation of Radar Altimeters

Graham D. Quartly, Ge Chen, Francesco Nencioli, Rosemary Morrow, Nicolas Picot
2021 Remote Sensing  
Because of that, the importance of regular and precise calibration and validation ("cal/val") remains undiminished, especially with efforts to merge altimetric records from multiple missions spanning different  ...  This special issue brings together 19 papers, with a focus on the recent missions (Jason-2, Jason-3, Sentinel-3A and HY-2B) as well as detailing the issues for anticipated future missions such as SWOT.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13010125 fatcat:oxalyomb25frnavurtc7iuduyu

The Benefits of the Ka-Band as Evidenced from the SARAL/AltiKa Altimetric Mission: Quality Assessment and Unique Characteristics of AltiKa Data

Pascal Bonnefond, Jacques Verron, Jérémie Aublanc, K. Babu, Muriel Bergé-Nguyen, Mathilde Cancet, Aditya Chaudhary, Jean-François Crétaux, Frédéric Frappart, Bruce Haines, Olivier Laurain, Annabelle Ollivier (+5 others)
2018 Remote Sensing  
The mission objectives are primarily the observation of the oceanic mesoscales but also include coastal oceanography, global and regional sea level monitoring, data assimilation, and operational oceanography  ...  It shows that the AltiKa data have similar accuracy at the centimeter level in term of absolute water level whatever the method (from local to global) and the type of water surfaces (ocean and lakes).  ...  We acknowledge the support of all the Investigators, PIs and Co-Is, of the SARAL/AltiKa Mission.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10010083 fatcat:lplo2fk7rjhd3leenpvgsqqsgu

Validation of Recent Altimeter Missions at Non-Dedicated Tide Gauge Stations in the Southeastern North Sea

Saskia Esselborn, Tilo Schöne, Julia Illigner, Robert Weiß, Thomas Artz, Xinge Huang
2022 Remote Sensing  
Consistent calibration and monitoring is a basic prerequisite for providing a reliable time series of global and regional sea-level variations from altimetry.  ...  The precisions of sea-level measurements and regional biases for six altimeter missions (Jason-1/2/3, Envisat, Saral, Sentinel-3A) are assessed in this study at 11 GNSS-controlled tide gauge stations in  ...  GFZ VER11 SLCCI Precise Orbits of Altimetry Satellites ERS-1, ERS-2, Envisat, TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 in the ITRF2008. GFZ Data Serv. 2016. [CrossRef] 32. McCarthy, D.D.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14010236 fatcat:4e3o3wg5rbdr3j4vdbksut6xra

Altimetry for the future: Building on 25 years of progress

Saleh Abdalla, Abdolnabi Abdeh Kolahchi, Susheel Adusumilli, Suchandra Aich Bhowmick, Eva Alou-Font, Laiba Amarouche, Ole Baltazar Andersen, Helena Antich, Lotfi Aouf, Brian Arbic, Thomas Armitage, Sabine Arnault (+349 others)
2021 Advances in Space Research  
" Ocean, extending the frontier from biogeochemistry to marine ecology.  ...  of altimetric measurements, their accuracy and continuity.  ...  The Sentinel-6 mission (Sentinel-6A/Michael Freilich and Sentinel-6B) will be able to ensure a seamless continuity with previous generations of climate reference altimeters (TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.asr.2021.01.022 fatcat:zgsllfqrgnfyporr7rs2dgb77e

Fifteen Years of Cal/Val Service to Reference Altimetry Missions: Calibration of Satellite Altimetry at the Permanent Facilities in Gavdos and Crete, Greece

Stelios Mertikas, Craig Donlon, Pierre Féménias, Constantin Mavrocordatos, Demitris Galanakis, Achilles Tripolitsiotis, Xenophon Frantzis, Ilias Tziavos, George Vergos, Thierry Guinle
2018 Remote Sensing  
Calibration results are presented for the reference missions of Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3.  ...  This is the mainstay for a continuous, homogenous, and reliable monitoring of the earth and its oceans.  ...  We also thank Mingsen Lin and Hailong Peng, the National Ocean Satellite Application Center, China, for providing help and support for the HY-2A satellite.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10101557 fatcat:mqamyypi2jb37jvlmk6ptuzmru

Geodetic Application of Satellite Altimetry [chapter]

Wolfgang Bosch
2003 International Association of Geodesy Symposia  
Even with the new dedicated gravity field missions of CHAMP, GRACE and GOCE satellite altimetry will be needed for the determination of the high-resolution gravity field.  ...  The mean sea level can be mapped and monitored for seasonal and secular changes through the combination of altimeter mission with different space-time sampling.  ...  Fig. 1 1 Altimeter mission history Fig. 2 2 The geographical coverage and subsatellite track pattern of TOPEX/Poseidon Fig. 3 3 Subsatellite tracks for the repeat missions TOPEX/Poseidon, ERS-1/2 (  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-18861-9_1 fatcat:j5f2nwo37vhnvife7d2j7dd3ba

The Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission: Enhanced continuity of satellite sea level measurements from space

Craig J. Donlon, Robert Cullen, Luisella Giulicchi, Pierrik Vuilleumier, C. Richard Francis, Meike Kuschnerus, William Simpson, Abderrazak Bouridah, Mauro Caleno, Roberta Bertoni, Jesus Rancaño, Eric Pourier (+20 others)
2021 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Sentinel-6 provides enhanced continuity to the very stable time series of mean sea level measurements and ocean sea state started in 1992 by the TOPEX/Poseidon mission and follow-on Jason-1, Jason-2 and  ...  The Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission: Enhanced continuity of satellite sea level measurements from space. Remote Sensing of Environment, Elsevier, 2021, 258, pp.  ...  the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, the European Union, the government of the United States of America though the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2021.112395 fatcat:de4tps7yevf3lgmktqtmvusezu

SOLS: A lake database to monitor in the Near Real Time water level and storage variations from remote sensing data

J.-F. Crétaux, W. Jelinski, S. Calmant, A. Kouraev, V. Vuglinski, M. Bergé-Nguyen, M.-C. Gennero, F. Nino, R. Abarca Del Rio, A. Cazenave, P. Maisongrande
2011 Advances in Space Research  
An accurate and continuous monitoring of lakes and inland seas is available since 1993 thanks to the satellite altimetry missions (Topex-Poseidon, GFO, ERS-2, Jason-1, Jason-2 and Envisat).  ...  Crétaux). 1 The NRT mode corresponds to a delay of the products delivery, in SOLS, of not more than one week when the satellite altimetry measurements were collected.  ...  The altimetry data are downloaded from the Centre de Topographie des Océans et de l'Hydrosphère (CTOH) of Legos. We therefore gratefully acknowledge the CNES, the ESA and the CTOH.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.01.004 fatcat:eecwyokjevet7o4nquswzhfrsq

Absolute Calibration or Validation of the Altimeters on the Sentinel-3A and the Jason-3 over Lake Issykkul (Kyrgyzstan)

Jean-François Crétaux, Muriel Bergé-Nguyen, Stephane Calmant, Nurzat Jamangulova, Rysbek Satylkanov, Florent Lyard, Felix Perosanz, Jacques Verron, Amanda Samine Montazem, Gianfranco Le Guilcher, Delphine Leroux, Joel Barrie (+2 others)
2018 Remote Sensing  
Calibration/Validation (C/V) studies using sites in the oceans have a long history and protocols are well established.  ...  The lake Issykkul serves as permanent site of C/V, for a multi-mission purpose.  ...  Acknowledgments: The altimetry data are downloaded from the CTOH of Legos. We, thus, gratefully acknowledge the CNES and the CTOH.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10111679 fatcat:l42gqrmcjvh5hmshotrhalgusa

European radar altimeter calibration and sea-level monitoring site for Jason-1 and Envisat at the island of Gavdos, Crete, Greece

Stelios P. Mertikas, Erricos C. Pavlis, Panos Drakopoulos, Kirill Palamartchouk, Charles R. Bostater, Jr., Rosalia Santoleri
2003 Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2002  
A European radar altimeter calibration and sea-level monitoring site for Jason-1 and ENVISAT at the island of Gavdos, Crete, Greece Mertikas, Stelios, Pavlis, Erricos, Drakopoulos, Panos, Palamartchouk  ...  Pavlis, Panos Drakopoulos, Kirill Palamartchouk, "A European radar altimeter calibration and sea-level monitoring site for Jason-1 and ENVISAT at the island of Gavdos, Crete, Greece," Proc.  ...  Instrument calibrations will be monitored at least weekly throughout the life of the mission. Today, there are two dedicated calibration and validation sites for Jason-1.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.462517 fatcat:kv6wuk46ijegbn5huu7op4c2em

The ESA Permanent Facility for Altimetry Calibration: Monitoring Performance of Radar Altimeters for Sentinel-3A, Sentinel-3B and Jason-3 Using Transponder and Sea-Surface Calibrations with FRM Standards

Stelios Mertikas, Achilleas Tripolitsiotis, Craig Donlon, Constantin Mavrocordatos, Pierre Féménias, Franck Borde, Xenophon Frantzis, Costas Kokolakis, Thierry Guinle, George Vergos, Ilias N. Tziavos, Robert Cullen
2020 Remote Sensing  
To maintain Fiducial Reference Measurement (FRM) status, the stability and quality of altimetry products need to be continuously monitored throughout the operational phase of each altimeter.  ...  This work presents the latest calibration results for the Copernicus Sentinel-3A and -3B and the Jason-3 radar altimeters as determined by the Permanent Facility for Altimetry Calibration (PFAC) in west  ...  Antonio Martellucci of the European Space Research and Technology Center of ESA in the Netherlands for all his help and support with the ESA radiometer.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12162642 fatcat:sv5uytkopvfmzh6fvtonjcrgzu

Copernicus Sea Level Space Observations: A Basis for Assessing Mitigation and Developing Adaptation Strategies to Sea Level Rise

Jean-François Legeais, Benoît Meyssignac, Yannice Faugère, Adrien Guerou, Michaël Ablain, Marie-Isabelle Pujol, Claire Dufau, Gérald Dibarboure
2021 Frontiers in Marine Science  
Copernicus services dedicated to the marine environment (CMEMS) and climate change (C3S).  ...  The present article is a review paper that intends to explain why and to which extent the sea level monitoring indicators derived from these products are appropriate to develop adaptation strategies to  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank Guillaume Taburet for his contribution to the preparation of a figure.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.704721 fatcat:qei3ycx6brbezahckp25en2yg4
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