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Haiyang-2C data assessment, performance and contribution to DUACS Sea Level Anomaly products

Alexandre Philip (CLS, France)


Guillaume Taburet (CLS, France); Yannice Faugère (CLS, France); Nadège Quéruel (CNES, France); François Bignalet-Cazalet (CNES, France); Gérald Dibarboure (CNES, France)

Event: 2022 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

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

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: PDF file


The Haiyang-2C (H2C) mission has been launched in September 2020 by the Chinese Agency NSOAS (National Satellite Ocean Application Service). H2C is the third unit of the Haiyang-2 altimetry Program which also features HY2B (launched in October 2018) and HY2D (launched in May 2021) as well as the upcoming units E to H in the future. These satellites are dedicated to monitor the dynamic ocean environment and they bring a significant contribution to the sampling capability of the CEOS Ocean Surface Topography Virtual Constellation.

In order to assimilate H2C data into Sea Level Anomaly (SLA) Level-2P/3/4 [1][2][3][4] funded by CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) and Wind and Waves (W&W) products L2P/L3/L4 [4] supported by CNES, and CMEMS (Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service) funding, we performed a global HY2C data assessment. We obtained excellent data quality results that are shown here. We will also discuss about performance and contribution of H2C to DUACS (Data Unification and Altimeter Combination System) products into future assimilation.

[1] Lievin et al. OSTST conference 2020

[2] Kocha et al., 2021 : “Reprocessing of a sea level L2P-multi-mission dataset covering 28 years”, Aviso news letter 18

[3] Kocha et al. EUMETSAT conference 2021

[4] Philip et al. OSTST conference 2020

Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Mezzanine Tue, Nov 01 2022,17:15 Tue, Nov 01 2022,18:15
Mezzanine Thu, Nov 03 2022,14:00 Thu, Nov 03 2022,15:45
Alexandre Philip