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Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

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ERS-1/2 SCATTEROMETER Ocean Wind field and Sea Ice probability [ASPS20.H/ASPS20.N]

The ASPS Level 2 products contain, for each node: the radar backscattering sigma nought for the three beams of the instrument, the four aliased ...

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

operational news

Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

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operational news

ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

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scientific highlights

ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

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scientific highlights

Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

Satellite radar altimetry measurements yield a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications.

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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - quality

SCIRoCCo

The SCIRoCCo project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA's unique 20 years' worth of ERS Scatterometer data. Read more

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.

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WS (ERS-2)

The ERS-2 Wind Scatterometer obtained information on wind speed and direction at the sea surface.

scatterometers

WS (ERS-1)

The ERS-1 Wind Scatterometer was designed to measure wind over the oceans.

scatterometers

SAR (ERS-2)

The SAR instrument aboard ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

Campaigns

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

AirScatterGNSS

AirScatterGNSS

In this project an Airborne Wind Vector Scatterometer (AWVS) system was designed and built for measurements of sea surface backscattering from an aircraft.

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NoSREx-I -II and -III

NoSREx-I -II and -III

The Nordic Snow Radar Experiment (NoSREx) took place between November 2009 and May 2010. The objective of the campaign was to provide a continuous time series of active and passive microwave observations of snow cover in a representative location.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Technical Note

1 Mar 2019

ESA_8488_Lemeur, Global validation of ERS Wind and Wave Products

Global validation of ERD Wind and Wave Products Download