THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - GFO-RA -
Full Name GEOSat Follow-On Radar Altimeter Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Radar altimeters Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Radar altimeter Sampling
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Ocean topography, significant wave height, wind speed on sea surface
Resolution Summary 25 km s.s.p.
[Best Resolution: 25000m]
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Single frequency, Ku-band (13.5 GHz). Supported by a MW radiometer (WVR) for atmospheric correction
 
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
GFO - GEOSat Follow-on (1998 - 2008)
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