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Results from Independent and Inter-Satellite Calibration and Validation of Jason-3 and Jason-2

Matthieu Talpe (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States)


Jean-Damien Desjonquères (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Shailen Desai (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA); Bruce Haines (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)

Event: 2019 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


The Jason-3 mission has been collecting sea level measurements along the reference 10-d repeat groundtrack, while the Jason-2 mission has been operating in its interleaved long-repeat orbit (iLRO) since July 2018, after a year spent in the long-repeat orbit (LRO). In this poster, we present a summary of calibration and validation results, which indicate that both missions continue to perform nominally.

Altimeter parameters (e.g., significant wave height, sigma0, relative sea surface height biases) from both missions correspond well to each other in spite of maneuvers and safe hold events. Furthermore, sea surface height anomaly (SSHA) crossovers and radiometer-derived parameters are stable. The standard deviations of 10-day windows of SSHA for Jason-2 are similar to Jason-3 over the iLRO time-span, but contrasts with the Jason-2 LRO time span when Jason-2 SSHA standard deviations were lower by ~4 mm.


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
Matthieu Talpe
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
United States