THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Altimeter (OCEANSAT-3) -
Full Name Ku-band Altimeter Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies ISRO Maturity
Instrument Type Radar altimeters Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology Radar altimeter Sampling Sounding
Data Access Very Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Mainly sea state applications including SWH, Geoid etc., establishment of global databases.
Resolution Summary 1 km
Swath Summary 1500 m
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 1306 GHz
MW (~0.1 cm - ~100 cm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Ice sheet topographySea-ice sheet topography
Ocean surface windsWind speed over sea surface (horizontal)
Ocean topography/currentsSea level
Ocean dynamic topography
Ocean wave height and spectrumSignificant wave height
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 search ECV Inventory records
Sea State click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
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