Abstract's details

Fundamental Data Records For Altimetry: a reprocessing of ERS-1, ERS-2 and ENVISAT altimeter and radiometer dataset oriented towards dedicated Level 1 and Level 2+ products

Pierre Thibaut (CLS, France)


Andrew Shepherd (University of Leeds, United Kingdom); Malcolm McMillan (University of Lancaster, UNited Kingdom); Eero Rinne (FMI, Finland); Frank Fell (Informus, Germany); Florence Birol (Legos, France); Sara Fleury (Legos, France); Angelica Tarpanelli (CNR/IRPI, Italy); Emma Woolliams (NPL, United Kingdom); Mathilde Cancet (Noveltis, France); Pierre Féménias (ESA/ESRIN, Italy)

Event: 2019 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Others (poster only)

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: not provided


In the framework of the European Long Term Data Preservation Program (LTDP+) which aim is to generate innovative Earth system data records named Fundamental Data Records (basically level 1 altimeter and radiometer data) and Thematic Data Records (basically level 2+ geophysical products), ESA/ESRIN has launched a reprocessing activity of ERS-1, ERS-2 and ENVISAT altimeter and radiometer dataset. A large consortium of thematic experts has been formed to take in charge these activities which are 1) to define products including the long, harmonized record of uncertainty-quantified observations, 2) to define the most appropriate level 1 and level 2 processing, 3) to reprocess the whole times series according to the predefined processing and, 4) to validate the different products and provide them to large communities of users focused on the observation of the atmosphere, ocean, coastal, hydrology, sea ice, ice sheet regions.
The objective of this poster is to inform the OSTST members of this initiative and to explain what the main guidelines, constraints and calendar of this project will be. Its objective is also to announce that an user consultation poll will be organized at the beginning of the project (September 2019) aiming at gathering the different expectations and recommendations expressed by the various communities.


Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
The Gallery Tue, Oct 22 2019,16:15 Tue, Oct 22 2019,18:00
The Gallery Thu, Oct 24 2019,14:00 Thu, Oct 24 2019,15:45
Pierre Thibaut