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Sentinel-3 Surface Topography Mission (STM) User Data Products

Carolina Nogueira Loddo (EUMETSAT, Germany)


Remko Scharroo (EUMETSAT, Germany); Hilary Wilson (EUMETSAT, Germany); Laiba Amarouche (CLS, France); Philippe Sicard (CLS, France); Pierre Féménias (ESA, Italy); Alessandra Buongiorno (ESA, Italy)

Event: 2014 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Others (poster only)

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: PDF file


The Sentinel-3 Surface Topography Mission (STM) is a key component of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission, set to revolutionise operational oceanography with a suite of advanced surface topography data products over ocean and sea sea-ice. In addition the STM will collect data over all earth surfaces providing improved monitoring of River and Lake stage heights and inputs to the development of Digital Elevation Models.

Sentinel-3 will be the first Earth Observation mission to provide 100% SAR altimetry coverage and LRM will be maintained as a backup operating mode. In order to fully exploit the SAR capability, and validating the algorithms evolution, lower level data products (L1A, L1B and L1B-S) will be made available to the users, in addition to the level 2 products.

This poster provides an overview of the S-3 STM data products that will be generated operationally within the Sentinel-3 Payload Data Ground Segment by the Instrument Processing Facilities (IPFs), and disseminated to the users.
Carolina Nogueira Loddo