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Results from Inter-Satellite and Independent Calibration and Validation for Jason-3

Jean-Damien Desjonqueres (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States)


Matthieu Talpe (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Shailen Desai (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Bruce Haines (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Rashmi Shah (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)

Event: 2018 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Regional and Global CAL/VAL for Assembling a Climate Data Record

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: not provided


In this presentation, we present calibration and validation results for the Jason-3 measurement system.

Since its launch and very first measurements in February 2016, the Jason-3 mission has been providing very high-quality measurements of sea surface height, significant wave height and windspeed. Because it serves as a reference mission to all altimeter missions, for highest reliability, Jason-3 products are carefully calibrated and validated before public dissemination. Along-track as well as cross-overs analyses are performed, and long-term stability is monitored. We present results from our evaluation of the Jason-3 data, including overall system performance and stability. Our results are primarily based on the standard Geophysical Data Record products. However, we also consider alternative GPS-based orbit solutions from JPL.

Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Foyer, Salao Nobre & tent Thu, Sep 27 2018,18:00 Thu, Sep 27 2018,20:00
Foyer, Salao Nobre & tent Fri, Sep 28 2018,14:00 Fri, Sep 28 2018,15:00
Jean-Damien Desjonqueres
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
United States