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Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich calibration and validation

Cristina Martin-Puig (EUMETSAT, Germany)


Robert Cullen (ESA, The Netherlands); Luisella Giulicchi (ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands); Shailen Desai (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States); Jean-Damien Desjonqueres (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States); Nicolas Picot (CNES, France); Gilles Tavernier (CNES, France); Alejandro Egido (NOAA – Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, United States); Eric Leuliette (NOAA, USA)

Event: 2020 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting (virtual)

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

Presentation type: Type Forum only

Contribution: PDF file


The first Sentinel-6 ocean-monitoring satellite “Michael Freilich” is scheduled for launch from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on 10 November. The mission will follow TOPEX and the Jason-series of "reference altimeter missions". We aim at presenting to the OSTST community the calibration and validation plan defined by the five Agencies: ESA, NASA/JPL, NOAA, CNES and EUMETSAT. This presentation will include a high-level overview of the main planned activities, as well as information of the key milestones and events.
Cristina Martin-Puig