Polarstern and Satellite Data

30 Minutes

Mark Higgins


Published: 03 August 2012

This is the first presentation in a series of 5 on the Polarstern Project. Polarstern is a German Research vessel for ocean and arctic science. Mark Higgins presents the EUMeTrain web page dedicated to the Polarstern Project accompanying the journey of the vessel in the South Atlantic Sea. He gives a closer look to the ASCAT data available on the Polarstern page and explains the measurement principles of the instrument. A comparison between ASCAT and OSCAT observation geometry is given. Finally, he also shows sea level altimetry data from Jason-2 and compares this data with NWP model output.

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Polarstern, ASCAT, OSCAT, Sea Level Altimetry