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INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

  • Instrument - Interferometric Radiometers

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    SMOS product availability

        LO + NIR     LO + Long     LO + NIR + Long     LO + FTT     LO + Electrical Stability     LO + NIR + Long + FTT     LO + Short     LO + Long + Short Current

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    SAR (ERS) Processor Releases

    Processor Releases It should be noted that for SAR, each product ordered is processed directly from the raw data, using the current version of the SAR

  • Instrument - Radar Altimeters

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    RA (ERS)

    operational modes (ocean or ice) the RA provided information on significant wave height; surface wind speed; sea surface elevation, which relates to ocean currents

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    SAR (ERS)

    Processor Releases It should be noted that for SAR, each product ordered is processed directly from the raw data, using the current version of the SAR

  • Instrument - Interferometric Radiometers

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    Products Information

    For an optimal exploitation of the current SMOS L2 data set V620 consult the read-me-first notes available for V620 soil moisture data and V622 sea surface

  • Instrument - Spectrometers

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    GOME Cal/Val

    Half of that time was spent in the night side of Earth, when GOME carried out sequences of calibration measurements, i.e. dark current and LED measurements

  • Instrument - Spectrometers

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    GOME Products Information

    Details on the datasets currently distributed are in the ERS-2 GOME Products Availability Table GOME Level 1 version 5.1 The GOME Level 1 Data Processor

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    WS Processor Releases

    The current processor software version for the operational ground segment is ASPS v 10.04.

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    WS Quality Control Reports

    The data includes instrument working modes, temperatures, currents and voltages of the transmitter and calibration chain, and finally the antenna temperatures

  • Instrument - Radar Altimeters

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    RA (ERS) Overview

    designed to meet very demanding constraints and had the following major objectives: Precise altitude (ocean surface elevation for the study of ocean currents

  • Instrument - Radar Altimeters

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    RA (ERS) Products Information

    quality versus the ERS OPR and WAP data showed a clear improvement in terms of accuracy over the tandem periods between ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat missions (currently

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    WS Cal/Val

    ERS-2 Scatterometer: Mission Performances and Current Reprocessing Achievements Calibration strategy for ERS scatterometer data reprocessing ERS-1 Scatterometer

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    SAR (ERS) Interferometry

    In addition, components of the interferometric signal such as anomalous signal path lengths introduced by atmospheric effects are currently treated as

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

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    SAR (ERS) Overview

    Scientists are studying the radar backscatter from the ocean surface related to wind and current fronts, to eddies and to internal waves.

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    ATSR Overview

    ATSR Applications Kuro Shio current captured by ERS The ATSR onboard the ERS missions had several applications spanning the disciplines of, natural disasters

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