Reassessment of the ICESAT-1 data over the Amazon waters
Event: 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting
Session: Science IV: 25 years of satellite altimetry for Cryosphere and Hydrology: from experimental to emerging operational applications
Presentation type: Type Poster
In the present study, we also compare the ICESAT data to gauge series but in addition, we made a prelinminary quality check of the series, GPS levelled the gauges and most important, accounted for the slope of the water surface using longitudinal GPS profiles of the water surface collected on the rivers.
Our results, based on the processing of 445 ICESAT passes, show that the RMS difference between the ICESAT measurements and the in-situ weter levels range between 2 to 17 cm, depending on the gauge considered.
Consequently, the ICESAT data can be used with confidence for many applications in the management of large bassins, such as gauge levelling, check of gauge series, gap filling in altimetry series; and we present examples of such uses.
Hall et al., 2011; Geodetic corrections to Amazon River water level gauges using Icesat altimetry, WRR, doi:10.1029/2011WR010895