THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - ALT (SeaSat) -
Full Name 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 12 km IFOV
Swath Summary Global coverage in 1 month for 30 km average spacing, or in 10 days for 100 km average spacing
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 13.5 GHz
 
Instrument Measurements
Instrument Missions
SeaSat - Seafaring Satellite (1978 - 1978)
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