Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre: Ensuring a high-quality altimetric dataset

Quartly, GD, Labroue, S, Shepherd, A, Baker, S, Muir, A, Remy, F, Roca, M, Cancet, M, Cretaux, J-F, Abdalla, S, Raynal, M, Valladeau, G, Frery, ML and Féménias, P 2015 Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre: Ensuring a high-quality altimetric dataset. Proceedings of Sentinel-3 for Science Workshop (2-5 June 2015, Venice, Italy), SP-734. 7, pp.

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Sentinel-3A is scheduled for launch in Oct. 2015, with Sentinel-3B to follow 18 months later. Together these missions are to take oceanographic remote-sensing into a new operational realm. To achieve this a large number of processing, calibration and validation tasks have to be applied to their data in order to assess for quality, absolute bias, short-term changes and long-term drifts. ESA has funded the Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre (S3MPC) to carry out this evaluation on behalf of ESA and EUMETSAT. The S3MPC is run by a consortium led by ACRI [1] and this paper describes the work on the calibration/validation (cal/val) of the Surface Topography Mission (STM), which is co-ordinated by CLS and PML.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Earth Observation - Remote Sensing
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Sea from Space (expired)
Depositing User: Graham Quartly
Date made live: 29 Mar 2016 11:09
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:16

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