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NASA Ocean Altimeter Pathfinder ProjectThe NOAA/NASA Pathfinder program was created by the Earth Observing System (EOS) Program Office to determine how existing satellite-based data sets can be processed and used to study global change. The data sets are designed to be long time-series data processed with stable calibration and community consensus algorithms to better assist the research community. The Ocean Altimeter Pathfinder Project involves the reprocessing of all altimeter observations with a consistent set of improved algorithms, based on the results from TOPEX/POSEIDON (T/P), into easy-to-use data sets for the oceanographic community for climate research. Details are currently presented in two technical reports: Report# 1: Data Processing Handbook Report #2: Data Set Validation This report describes the validation of the data sets against a global network of high quality tide gauge measurements and provides an estimate of the error budget. The first report describes the processing schemes used to produce the geodetic consistent data set comprised of SEASAT, GEOSAT, ERS-1, TOPEX/ POSEIDON, and ERS-2 satellite observations.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Koblinsky, C. J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Ray, Richard D.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Beckley, Brian D.
(Raytheon STX Corp. Lanham, MD United States)
Bremmer, Anita
(Raytheon STX Corp. Lanham, MD United States)
Tsaoussi, Lucia S.
(Raytheon STX Corp. Lanham, MD United States)
Wang, Yan-Ming
(Raytheon STX Corp. Lanham, MD United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1999
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:209230/REPT2
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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