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Envisat RA-2 Sensor and Geophysical Data Record - SGDR [RA2_MWS__2P]

This is a RA-2 Sensor and Geophysical Data Record (SGDR) Full Mission Reprocessing (FMR) v3 product. This FMR follows the first Envisat Altimetr...

Data Description

Envisat RA-2 Geophysical Data Record - GDR [RA2_GDR__2P]

This is a RA-2 Geophysical Data Record (GDR) Full Mission Reprocessing (FMR) v3 product containing radar range and orbital altitude, wind speed,...

Missions

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Envisat

Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

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INSTRUMENTS

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Heritage Missions

RA-2

The RA-2 instrument aboard Envisat acquired radar altimetry data over ocean, land and ice surfaces.

OTHER RESOURCES

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DOCUMENT - Technical Note

1 Mar 2019

ENVISAT RA-2 and MWR Products and Algorithms User Guide

The document is a brief guide for users to the ENVISAT 2nd generation Radar Altimeter (RA-2) and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) engineering (Level 1B) and geophysical (Level 2) Products Algorithms. Its immediate purpose is to convey basic information to users. The RA-2/MWR Product Handbook, which is now being drafted, will contain full details of the information needed by the users to exploit the RA-2/MWR data products. Download