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Global Validation of the Jason-3 Mission: Current Status

Johan Nilsson (NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States)


Forster Linda (NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States ); Shailen Desai (NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States); Jean-Damien Desjonqueres (NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States); Bruce Haines (NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States)

Event: 2023 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

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

Presentation type: Type Oral

Contribution: PDF file


The Jason-3 satellite has been actively gathering sea level measurements along the historical global reference ground track since February 2016 to April 2022. Following the launch of Sentinel-6 it was decided to shift Jason-3 into the Interleaved Orbit, starting on April 25th 2022. This orbit adjustment significantly enhances the spatiotemporal coverage over the Earth's oceans, effectively bridging the gaps between Sentinel-6 observations.
Within this context, our focus rests on offering a comprehensive overview of our ongoing calibration and validation endeavors undertaken here at JPL. We will focus our attention on the main quality indicators and provide an extensive in-depth analysis of the overall error budget. Our analysis is based on latest GDR-F data product, but also encompasses error analysis utilizing the JPL-orbit product based exclusively on GPS data


Oral presentation show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Grande Beach Room (#208) Thu, Nov 09 2023,11:00 Thu, Nov 09 2023,11:15
Johan Nilsson
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
United States