2014 SARAL/Altika Complete Program

2014 SARAL/AltiKa workshop
Steigenberger Inselhotel, Lake Constance, Germany

The objective of this workshop is to make a progress status, more than 18 months after the SARAL/AltiKa launch, on the different CAL/VAL studies that have been undertaken with the first data and to discuss the results of the first scientific investigations using the SARAL/AltiKa data. In particular our interest will be to highlight advances in the “New frontiers of altimetry”: e.g. the new altimetric capabilities that the Ka-band has enabled, in the field of oceanography (improved resolution in the open ocean, coastal altimetry) and also in the areas of hydrology and the cryosphere. The workshop will be organised around oral presentations and posters.
Monday, October 27 2014, 08:00 - 18:00
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Project overview (Mon, Oct 27 2014, 09:00 - 10:00)

ScheduleRoom(s)TypeTitle of the abstractContribution
Mon, Oct 27 2014,08:00 - 09:00 Registration and presentation upload
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
09:00 - 09:30
Ballroom Keynote/invited Opening of the New frontiers of Altimetry congress (Le Gall et al.) (pdf, 1331 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
09:30 - 09:45
Ballroom Keynote/invited SARAL/AltiKa workshop welcome address (Verron et al.) (pdf, 928 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
09:45 - 10:00
Ballroom Keynote/invited SARAL/AltiKa Project Overview (Sengenes et al.) (pdf, 928 kB)
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Calval over ocean / In situ Calval (Mon, Oct 27 2014, 10:00 - 11:15)

ScheduleRoom(s)TypeTitle of the abstractContribution
Mon, Oct 27 2014,08:00 - 09:00 Registration and presentation upload
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
10:00 - 10:15
Ballroom Oral Global Ocean Data Quality Assessment of SARAL/AltiKa GDR products (Prandi et al.) (pdf, 7644 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
10:15 - 10:30
Ballroom Oral Absolute Calibration of the SARAL/AltiKa Measurement System at Corsica and Harvest (Haines et al.) (pdf, 7282 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
11:00 - 11:15
Ballroom Oral Cyclone Xaver seen by SARAL/AltiKa (Scharroo et al.) (pdf, 5291 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Assessment of SARAL sea surface height accuracy for global mean sea level estimates (Beckley et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Precise Orbit Determination for SARAL/AltiKa: Validation and Future Improvements (Couhert et al.) (pdf, 653 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Global calibration of SARAL/AltiKa using multi-mission sea surface height crossovers (Dettmering et al.) (pdf, 2509 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster A comparison of SARAL/Altika coastal altimetry and in situ observations across Australasia (Maharaj et al.) (pdf, 334 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Absolute calibration of the SARAL/AltiKa satellite altimeter using the permanent facility on Gavdos, Greece (Mertikas et al.) (pdf, 355 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Sea level variations measured by the new altimetry mission SARAL-AltiKa and its validation based on spatial patterns and temporal curves using JASON-2, steric sea level, ocean mass and tide gauge data. (Palanisamy et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Global calibration/validation of SARAL/AltiKa 20 months after launch (Scharroo et al.)
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Instrument processing (Mon, Oct 27 2014, 11:15 - 12:30)

ScheduleRoom(s)TypeTitle of the abstractContribution
Mon, Oct 27 2014,08:00 - 09:00 Registration and presentation upload
Mon, Oct 27 2014,10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
11:15 - 11:30
Ballroom Oral Altika Cloud liquid water/rain flag validation (Tournadre et al.) (pdf, 1154 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
11:30 - 11:45
Ballroom Oral Considering SARAL/AltiKa to improve Ka-band altimeter measurements for coastal zones, hydrology and ice: the PEACHI prototype (VALLADEAU et al.) (pdf, 2598 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
11:45 - 12:00
Ballroom Oral SARAL/ALTIKA wet tropospheric correction: retrieval stategies and performances (Picard et al.) (pdf, 8904 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
12:00 - 12:15
Ballroom Oral Waveform characteristics of the AltiKa altimeter (Quartly et al.) (pdf, 840 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
12:15 - 12:30
Ballroom Oral Relation of AltiKa Sigma0, Wave Height, and Rain Flag to ECMWF Wind Speed (Wineteer et al.) (pdf, 6267 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Retrieving Sea Surface Height from 40-Hz SARAL/AltiKa waveforms for the Gujarat Coast (Sharma et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster First year of the microwave radiometer aboard SARAL : In flight calibration, processing and validation (Frery et al.) (pdf, 1804 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Microwave radiometer aboard SARAL/ALtiKa : Correction of 37GHz channel (Frery et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Contributions to the improvement of the wet tropospheric correction for SARAL/AltiKa (Lazaro et al.) (pdf, 2574 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Updated wind speed and sea state bias models for Ka-band altimetry (TRAN et al.) (pdf, 3503 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster A rain rate product for AltiKa (PICARD et al.)
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Oceanography (Mon, Oct 27 2014, 14:00 - 15:00)

ScheduleRoom(s)TypeTitle of the abstractContribution
Mon, Oct 27 2014,08:00 - 09:00 Registration and presentation upload
Mon, Oct 27 2014,12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
14:00 - 14:15
Ballroom Oral On the use of Saral/Altika wave data in the upgraded wave model MFWAM : global and regional scale (Aouf et al.) (pdf, 5767 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
14:15 - 14:30
Ballroom Oral Sea surface height variability observed by Ku and Ka-band altimeter data in the NW Mediterranean Sea. (Birol et al.) (pdf, 6153 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
14:30 - 14:45
Ballroom Oral Impact of AltiKa SSH on operational models (Richman et al.) (pdf, 2586 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
14:45 - 15:00
Ballroom Oral Impact of Altimeter Data Assimilation with SSHA in improving the monsoon forecast (NADIMINTI et al.) (pdf, 2224 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,15:45 - 16:45 Coffee Break
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster The Use of OGDR SARAL/AltiKa Wind and Wave Data at ECMWF (Abdalla et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Wind wave steepness estimates from satellite altimetry data (Badulin et al.) (pdf, 2371 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Toward variational assimilation of SARAL/Altika altimeter data in a North Atlantic circulation model at eddy-permitting resolution: assessment of a NEMO-based 4D-VAR system (Bouttier et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Ensemble assimilation of JASON/ENVISAT and JASON/AltiKA altimetric observations with stochastic parameterization of the model dynamical uncertainties. (Candille et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Exploring the observability of high-resolution satellite altimetry with a regional model of the Solomon Sea (Djath et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Assessing SARAL/AltiKa near-real time data in the coastal zone: comparisons with HF radar (Pascual et al.) (pdf, 953 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster The AltiGlidEx project: monitoring the ocean circulation around New Caledonia from a combination of SARAL/AltiKa measurements and dedicated in situ observing systems (Durand et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster An assessment of wind and wave characteristics in Bay of Bengal using SARAL/Altika along with observational data (Koneru et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster ALES for AltiKa: application of a subwaveform retracker to high frequency sea level estimation (Passaro et al.) (pdf, 2101 kB)
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Land ice and Sea ice (Mon, Oct 27 2014, 15:00 - 17:15)

ScheduleRoom(s)TypeTitle of the abstractContribution
Mon, Oct 27 2014,08:00 - 09:00 Registration and presentation upload
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:00 - 15:15
Ballroom Oral Arctic and Antarctic sea ice freeboard and thickness from SARAL/AltiKa (Armitage et al.) (pdf, 9263 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,15:45 - 16:45 Coffee Break
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Altimetry waveforms inversion over Antarctica (BLUMSTEIN et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Waveform characteristics comparison over Greenland Ice sheets between SARAL & Envisat Radar Altimeter (Chander et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Ice cover of Lake Baikal from satellite and in situ observations (KOURAEV et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Challenges raised from SARAL/AltiKa for Ice Sheet studies (Michel et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Satellite altimetry backscattering coefficient differences between Ku and Ka bands over the Arctic Ocean (Piras et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Processing Altika sea ice measurements using waveforms classification (Poisson et al.) (pdf, 3961 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster ENVISAT and AltiKa/SARAL observations of the Antarctic ice sheet: a comparison between Ku- and Ka-band. (REMY et al.) (pdf, 580 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster ODES (Online Data Extraction Service) for cryosphere studies (Rosmorduc et al.) (pdf, 2765 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Altika and Cryosat for iceberg studies (Tournadre et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
16:45 - 17:00
Ballroom Oral Testing a performance of SARAL/AltiKa for leads and polynyas detection in Arctic sea ice (ZAKHAROVA et al.) (pdf, 1862 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
17:00 - 17:15
Ballroom Oral Ku/Ka band observations over polar ice sheets (Thibaut et al.) (pdf, 4641 kB)
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Inland Waters (contributions involving specifically SARAL/AltiKa) (Mon, Oct 27 2014, 17:15 - 18:00)

ScheduleRoom(s)TypeTitle of the abstractContribution
Mon, Oct 27 2014,08:00 - 09:00 Registration and presentation upload
Mon, Oct 27 2014,15:45 - 16:45 Coffee Break
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Centimeter level accuracy over Inland Water body using SARAL/AltiKa altimeter (Chander et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Performance of Saral/AltiKa over inland water - effects of atmospheric water content (Börgens et al.) (pdf, 2265 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Study of lake ice phenology using SARAL AltiKA data (Oza et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Validation of SARAL/AltiKa data in the Amazon basin (SANTOS da SILVA et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
15:45 - 16:45
Poster Pespectives of AltiKa/Envisat/ERS coupling in ungauged basins hydrology: Example of the Ogoué River basin (Seyler et al.)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
17:15 - 17:30
Ballroom Oral Evaluating SARAL/AltiKa against Cryosat-2 and ENVISAT over inland water bodies (Andersen et al.) (pdf, 3041 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
17:30 - 17:45
Ballroom Oral Investigating SARAL/AltiKA instrument performance with relevance to research/operational programs focussed on continental waters (Birkett et al.) (pdf, 9692 kB)
Mon, Oct 27 2014,
17:45 - 18:00
Ballroom Oral Measuring the lake evolution in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau with radar altimeters (Garcia-Mondejar et al.) (pdf, 4532 kB)
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Synthetic oral presentation of posters (Mon, Oct 27 2014, 15:15 - 15:45)

ScheduleRoom(s)TypeTitle of the abstractContribution
Mon, Oct 27 2014,15:45 - 16:45 Coffee Break
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Poster session (Mon, Oct 27 2014, 15:45 - 16:45)

ScheduleRoom(s)TypeTitle of the abstractContribution
Mon, Oct 27 2014,15:45 - 16:45 Coffee Break
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