CONTRIBUTION OF IBIZA, ESTARTIT AND BARCELONA HARBOURS SITES FOR ALTIMETER CALIBRATIONS

Juan Jose Martinez-Benjamin (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

CoAuthors

Assumpcio Termens (Geoinquiets, Spain); Rogelio Lopez (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain); Ana Tapia (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

Event: 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

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

Presentation type: Type Poster

An overview of the operational infrastructure and instrumentation at Ibiza (one radar TG of Puertos del Estado, PE), Estartit (one float TG) and Barcelona (one radar TG PE, and two of APB Autoridad Portuaria Barcelona) harbours ant their application to altimeter calibration is discussed.
The first campaign was dedicated to the Alt-B TOPEX altimeter bias determination in March 1999 at Cape of Begur, NW Mediterranean. A Baleares in situ bias estimation calibration campaign with Spanish-French cooperation was made on September 2013 for the altimeters of Jason-2 and Saral/AltiKa in the Ibiza island area. A similar Spanish/French experience with Jason-1 was made in June 2003 in this geographical area under IBIZA 2003 campaign.
It is presented Sonmicat, the integrated sea level system aims at providing continuous high-quality continuous measurementof sea (and land) levels at the coast from tide gauges and modern geodetic techniques for geodetic techniques for studies on long-term sea level trends and calibration of radar altimeters.
Finally, an airborne Lidar campaign was carried out in July 2014, with two strips along two laser ICESat target tracks, one along Barcelona harbour. A direct comparison between ICESat and LIDAR DTM results is outlined.
The main objective is the integrationof spaceborne, airborne and in-situ data for the establishement of calibration of radar and laser space missions in this local area of the western Mediterranean in the framework of Global Change.

 

Poster show times:

RoomStart DateEnd Date
Concerto Ballroom Thu, Oct 26 2017,14:00 Thu, Oct 26 2017,18:00
Juan Jose Martinez-Benjamin
Technical University of Catalonia
Spain
jj.benjamin@upc.edu