The Harvest Experiment: Salient Results from 2017–2020
Event: 2020 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting (virtual)
Session: Salient results from the 2017-2020 OSTST PIs
Presentation type: Type Forum only
Contribution: PDF file
We provide highlights from the Harvest Experiment over the last few years. The principal objective of the experiment is to rigorously validate the long-term altimetric record of global sea level, and its constituent measurements, using in situ data collected at the Harvest offshore platform and vcinity. Located off the coast of central California, Harvest was established as the NASA primary verification site for TOPEX/POSEIDON (T/P) prior to its launch in 1992. The experiment has provided accurate and continuous in-situ data for nearly 30 years, enabling unprecedented monitoring of the emerging climate record from T/P through Jason-3.