Jason-1/2/3 and SARAL, Reprocessing Status and Plans

François Bignalet-Cazalet (CNES, France)

CoAuthors

Nicolas Picot (CNES, France); Shailen Desai (JPL, USA); Cristina Martin-Puig (EUMETSAT, Germany); Alejandro Egido (NOAA, USA)

Event: 2020 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting (virtual)

Session: OSTST Closing Plenary Session

Presentation type: Type Forum

Currently eight flying altimeters offer an overall very good data quality. We have 28 years of past data (since Topex-ERS1) to continue improving data quality.
During the year 2020, as recommended during OSTST 2019, the GDR-F Standard have been deployed on Saral and Jason-3 missions. Within the next months, Topex/Poseidon will also be released in this standard. This will ensure a quite homogenous processing baseline with Sentinel-6, and coming Swot Nadir thanks to coordination between agencies.
Jason-2 GDR-F reprocessing is scheduled to complete by the end of 2021, with Jason-1 GDR-F reprocessing to be performed thereafter.
 
François Bignalet-Cazalet
CNES
France
francois.bignalet-cazalet@cnes.fr