Jason-3 performance during formation flight with Jason-2

Olivier Lauret (CLS, France)


Sabine Philipps (CLS, France); Nicolas Picot (CNES, France); Jean-Damien Desjonqueres (CNES, France)

Event: 2016 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

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

Presentation type: Type Poster

The Jason-3 altimeter mission was launched on January 17th, 2016.
Jason-3 shall provide continuity to the unique accuracy and coverage of the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 missions in support of climate change monitoring, research and forecasting, as well as operational oceanography applications.
The formation flight, where Jason-3 and Jason-2 are flying on the same orbit with 80 seconds of time lap, started on February 2016 and allowed both systems to observe the same geophysical features. During this period Jason 3 data availability, coverage and quality were deeply analyzed. Sea level and also all information measured from onboard altimeter and radiometer instruments were cross compared from one mission to another, and allowed to detect potential offsets and drifts. The main results of this formation flight quality assessment will be presented.


Poster show times:

RoomStart DateEnd Date
Grande Halle Thu, Nov 03 2016,11:00 Thu, Nov 03 2016,18:00
Olivier Lauret