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  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    New one-stop-shop for ESA and NASA altimetry data

    cs2eo.org is a free, easy-to-use portal to explore, combine and download airborne and spaceborne altimetry data from CryoSat-2, ICESat-2, CryoVEx, IceBridge and CryoTEMPO-EOLIS.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    Partial CryoSat LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessing completed

    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.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Retrieving Snow Depth Over Sea Ice Using Dual-Frequency Altimetric Measurements

    A new study from the sea ice team of the Laboratory of Space Geophysical and Oceanographic Studies (LEGOS) in Toulouse has shown that dual-frequency SARAL and CryoSat-2 altimetric measurements can be used to retrieve consistent snow depth data over sea ice in both hemispheres.

  • Event - Conference, Sessions

    Event - Conference, Sessions

    Living Planet Symposium 2022

    ESA’s Living Planet Symposium is the biggest Earth observation conference in the world. Join us in Bonn, Germany, for the next symposium.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    CryoSat app for Android

    Download the CryoSat application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    CryoSat app for iPad

    Download the CryoSat application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    CryoSat app for iPhone

    Download the CryoSat application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Instrument - Altimeters

    Instrument - Altimeters

    RA (ERS)

    The Radar Altimeter (RA) was a Ku-band (13.8 GHz) nadir-pointing active microwave sensor, on board ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, designed to measure echoes from ocean and ice surfaces.

  • Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    ECMWF Report on ERS-2 - May 2002

    ECMWF Report on ERS-2 RA for May 2002

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note

    AOCS Mono-gyro attitude software qualification period

    AOCS Mono-gyro attitude software qualification period

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers

    CryoSat

    CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced radar altimeter specifically designed to monitor the most dynamic sections of Earth's cryosphere.

  • Data - Campaigns data

    Data - Campaigns data

    Request campaigns data

    Request data acquired during airborne campaigns, many of which were conducted in support of ESA missions.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    LaRA

    To improve our knowledge of how best to measure ice thickness, the airborne Laser and Radar Altimeter campaign (LaRA) was carried out over the frozen expanses of northern Greenland.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    PolarGap

    The primary objective of the PolarGap campaign was to carry out an airborne gravity survey covering the southern polar gap of the gravity field mission GOCE, beyond the coverage of the GOCE orbit.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    CryoVEx 2003

    The CryoVEx (CryoSat Validation EXperiment) 2003 campaign was a first comprehensive Arctic Ocean airborne and surface campaign, in support of the ESA satellite CryoSat, planned for launch late 2004.

  • Activity - Fiducial Reference Measurements

    Activity - Fiducial Reference Measurements

    FRM4ALT: Fiducial Reference Measurements for Altimetry

    The aim of the FRM4ALT Project. precise measurements of the surface topography of the ocean, and of continental waters are made through satellite altimetry missions all over the globe.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note

    CryoSat test dataset of mispointing angles corrected for aberration of light technical note

    This document describes the preliminary test dataset of CryoSat mispointing angles corrected for the aberration of light.

  • Document - Product Specifications

    Document - Product Specifications

    CryoSat NetCDF Level-1 Ocean Product Format Specification

    This document defines the NetCDF format of the CryoSat Level-1 ocean product structure and content.

  • Document - Product Specifications

    Document - Product Specifications

    CryoSat NetCDF Level-1 Ice Product Format Specification

    This document defines the NetCDF format of the CryoSat Level-1 ice product structure and content.

  • Document - Product Specifications

    Document - Product Specifications

    CryoSat Earth Explorer Format Baseline-C Ice Level-2 Product Format Specifications

    This document defines the CryoSat Level-2 Earth Explorer Format Ice product structure and content in Baseline-C.