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RA-2 absolute range and sigma-0 calibration and in-flight verification

Roca, M; Francis, R; Jackson, H; Zelli, C; Laxon, S; (2000) RA-2 absolute range and sigma-0 calibration and in-flight verification. European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (461) 2310 - 2326.

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Abstract

The calibration of absolute vertical-incidence backscatter coefficient, sigma-0 and in-flight instrument verification of RA-2 altimeter were discussed. The calibration activities performed during the RA-2 Commissioning Phase and the consequence monitoring activities during the routine phase were also described. The use of RA-2 altimeter for the measurement of sea-level and ice-sheet elevation required an absolute reference in the time series. The in-flight verification activity was performed with the objective of verifying the main capabilities and operations of the instrument.

Type:Article
Title:RA-2 absolute range and sigma-0 calibration and in-flight verification
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences

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