This document is a user guide for the Altimeter Waveform Product (ALT.WAP) produced by the United Kingdom Processing and Archiving Facility (UK-PAF). It provides information about the parameters which are contained in the Waveform Product and describes the product format in order to allow users to extract these parameters. This document is intended for use by scientists who are familiar with Altimeter data, though not necessarily with ERS-1/2 Altimeter data.
This technical note describes the complete functionality of the RA-2 on-board Tracker and how its Resolution Selection Logic (RSL) works. It gives a detailed analysis of the algorithm and its configuration parameters.
This is an information note to be distributed to the user community regarding the processing upgrades performed on the ESA Altimetry NRT and OFL processing chains, respectively implemented in the RA2/MWR IPF v6.02L04 and CMA v9.3.
This report provides a detailed assessment of the dual frequency Radar Altimetry (RA-2) to be implemented on ENVISAT. It addresses the integrated altimeter system including the microwave radiometer and positioning systems, the instrument observation and mission requirements, and the algorithm maturity and geophysical parameter retrieval.