The Harvest Experiment: Salient Results from 2017–2020

Bruce Haines (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Afghanistan)


Shailen Desai (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Insitute of Technology, USA); Robert Leben (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)

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

Session: Salient results from the 2017-2020 OSTST PIs

Presentation type: Type Forum only

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.
Bruce Haines
Jet Propulsion Laboratory