Partial CryoSat LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessing completed

05 May 2022

An issue on the LRM waveform scaled power introduced in Baseline D, affecting the computation of backscatter, has been resolved with the transfer to operation of the new Ice Baseline E processors on 20 September 2021.

The reprocessing of LRM data between 28 April 2019 and 21 August 2021, where only Baseline D data was available, is now complete using the new Baseline E processors and is available for download from the CryoSat Science Server via FTP. With this partial reprocessing activity, it will be possible for scientists to have consistent backscatter observations for the entire CryoSat mission period combining Baseline C and Baseline E data.