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A comparison of the performance of the ice and ocean tracking modes of the ERS‐1 radar altimeter over non‐ocean surfaces

Scott, RF; Baker, SG; Birkett, CM; Cudlip, W; Laxon, SW; Mantripp, DR; Mansley, JA; (1994) A comparison of the performance of the ice and ocean tracking modes of the ERS‐1 radar altimeter over non‐ocean surfaces. Geophysical Research Letters , 21 (7) 553 - 556. 10.1029/94GL00178. Green open access

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Abstract

The European Space Agency's ERS-1 radar altimeter is the first to include separate operating modes to optimise performance over both ocean and non-ocean surfaces. As part of the ERS-1 commissioning activities, we have carried out a study of the tracking performance of this instrument over non-ocean surfaces. Statistics for land ice, sea ice, arid lands, and inland water are presented. Performance in both operating modes is shown to be better than that of previous missions.

Type: Article
Title: A comparison of the performance of the ice and ocean tracking modes of the ERS‐1 radar altimeter over non‐ocean surfaces
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1029/94GL00178
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/94GL00178
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright 1994 by the American Geophysical Union
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Space and Climate Physics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/154919
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