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The Coastal Zone: A Mission Target for Satellite Altimeters

Cipollini, Paolo; Vignudelli, Stefano; Benveniste, Jérôme. 2014 The Coastal Zone: A Mission Target for Satellite Altimeters. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95 (8). p72. 10.1002/2014EO080006

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Abstract/Summary

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) altimetry is rapidly becoming the most efficient way to measure small-scale changes in elevations of ice, land, and water surfaces as well as sea ice thickness. This new generation altimeter, first launched on board the CryoSat-2 satellite, fires 10 times more radar pulses per second than the previous generation and exploits the motion of the spacecraft to achieve a 20-fold increase in along-track resolution and twofold improvement in its accuracy.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1002/2014EO080006
ISSN: 00963941
Date made live: 17 Mar 2014 16:13 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/506311

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