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The Roles of the S3MPC: Monitoring, Validation and Evolution of Sentinel-3 Altimetry Observations

Graham D. Quartly, Francesco Nencioli, Matthias Raynal, Pascal Bonnefond, Pablo Nilo Garcia, Albert Garcia-Mondéjar, Adrian Flores de la Cruz, Jean-Francois Cretaux, Nicolas Taburet, Marie-Laure Frery, Mathilde Cancet, Alan Muir (+13 others)
2020 Remote Sensing  
The Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) is tasked by the European Space Agency (ESA) to monitor the health of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites and ensure a high data quality to the users.  ...  The S3MPC is also in charge of preparing improvements to the processing, and of the development and tuning of algorithms to improve their accuracy.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The European Space Agency has been fully involved in the management of the S3MPC contract, guiding some aspects of the research, and providing encouragement to produce this publication  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12111763 fatcat:gdqccsmf45c7dmpf7z5u57wzzi

S3MPC: Improvement on Inland Water Tracking and Water Level Monitoring from the OLTC Onboard Sentinel-3 Altimeters

Nicolas Taburet, Lionel Zawadzki, Maxime Vayre, Denis Blumstein, Sophie Le Gac, François Boy, Matthias Raynal, Sylvie Labroue, Jean-François Crétaux, Pierre Femenias
2020 Remote Sensing  
The Sentinel-3 Surface Topography Mission makes use of the altimeter instruments onboard Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B to provide elevation measurements not only of the ocean water level but also of the  ...  In particular, it is shown that from a Level-3 water level product service perspective, the increase in the number of water bodies with valid water surface height estimates is of the order of 25% in Open-Loop  ...  Introduction Since the beginning of the spatial altimetry era in the 1990s, altimetry experts have investigated the feasibility of using altimetry data to monitor continental surface water levels [1]  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12183055 doaj:a50821742d1d48b0891a442a5c409345 fatcat:zdbuli6pire5jn5vtwpagwa62u

Improving Sentinel-3 SAR mode processing over lake using numerical simulations

Francois Boy, Jean-Francois Cretaux, Malik Boussaroque, Celine Tison
2021 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Lettenmeir, “Global monitoring of Large Frery,M.L et al., “The Roles of the S3MPC: Monitoring, Validation and reservoir storage from satellite remote sensing  ...  ”, Water Resources Research, Evolution of Sentinel-3 Altimetry Observations”, Remote Sens., vol12., 2020 vol 48, 2012, doi:10.1029/2012WR012063  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2021.3137034 fatcat:zyhuw4qkifbbpb56ndd6ckcqfu