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CORRECTIONS FOR ALTIMETER LOW-LEVEL PROCESSING AT THE EARTH OBSERVATION DATA CENTER

CUDLIP, W; MANTRIPP, DR; WRENCH, CL; GRIFFITHS, HD; SHEEHAN, DV; LESTER, M; LEIGH, RP; (1994) CORRECTIONS FOR ALTIMETER LOW-LEVEL PROCESSING AT THE EARTH OBSERVATION DATA CENTER. INT J REMOTE SENS , 15 (4) 889 - 914.

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Abstract

Many corrections are required to turn the echo time delay measured by a satellite radar altimeter firstly into a range measurement and then into a surface height measurement. This paper describes the instrumental, satellite, atmospheric and surface corrections supplied with the ERS-1 Waveform Product available from the U.K. Earth Observation Data Centre. The mathematical and physical basis for the corrections, and the algorithms used to drive them, are described, together with an assessment of the associated errors.

Type: Article
Title: CORRECTIONS FOR ALTIMETER LOW-LEVEL PROCESSING AT THE EARTH OBSERVATION DATA CENTER
Keywords: OCEAN TIDES, MODELS
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/267578
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