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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - TOPEX -
Full Name TOPEX NASA Radar Altimeter Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Radar altimeters Geometry
Instrument Technology Radar altimeter Sampling Other
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measurement of global ocean surface topography.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary 6 km
Accuracy Summary 2.4 cm
Waveband Summary Microwave: 126 GHz and 5.3 GHz
MW (~1.0 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Ocean topography/currentsOcean dynamic topography
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Sea Level click here click here Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter...
Global Mean Sea Level Trend from Integra...
Record ID: 11157
Record ID: 11156
Record ID: 11155
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Instrument Missions
Topex-Poseidon - Topographic Experiment/Poseidon (1992 - 2006)
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