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Title: Continuous monitoring of the Jason-l and TOPEX/POSEIDON ocean altimetry missions from dedicated calibration sites
Authors: Haines, Bruce
Bonnefond, Pascal
Watson, Christopher
Born, George
Coleman, Richard
Exertier, Pierre
Gill, Stephen
Jan, Gwenaele
Jeansou, Eric
Laurain, Olivier
White, Neil
Keywords: satellite altimerty
geodesy
sea level
altimeter calibration
Issue Date: 20-Sep-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, September 20, 2004.
Abstract: We present calibration results from Jason-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON overflights of the three dedicated verification sites: 1) a California offshore oil platform (Harvest); 2) the Mediterranean island of Corsica (Cape Senetosa), and 3) the Bass Strait off the coast of Tasmania. The high-accuracy of the Jason-1 measurement system is evident in the results from the dedicated calibration experiments. These experiments do indicate, however, that the Jason-1 sea-surface-height (SSH) measurements are biased high by approximately 12-15 cm. We discuss the implications of geographically correlated errors on the determination of the SSH bias.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41807
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