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Data Examples – New CryoSat Baseline-C Ocean Products (NetCDF)

Provided below are some examples of the new CryoSat Ocean Products in NetCDF processed with the new Baseline-C Ocean Processors. The Ocean Processors process Level 0 LRM, SAR and SARIn data to L1B and L2 ocean products. There are now three classes of products, each with different delivery latencies:

  • Near-Real Time Ocean Products (NOP) – delivered 3 hours after acquisition
  • Intermediate Ocean Products (IOP) – delivered 48 hours after acquisition
  • Geophysical Ocean Products (GOP) – delivered 30 days after acquisition

These products are then further classified according to the acquisition mode (LRM, SAR and SARIn). For more information on the new NetCDF Ocean Products, please refer to the updated Ocean Product Format Specification document.

Additionally new global Pole-to-Pole (P2P) products are concatenated multi-mode L2 products generated for IOP and GOP. Two P2P products are generated per orbit, spanning between the North and South poles and combining successive IOP and GOP products respectively. It should be noted that the P2P products have been given the same product name as the Baseline-B L2 IOP and GOP but do not have the same content, frequency or size.

Below is a sample of L1B and L2 GOP data for 21 August 2011 (00:00 – 04:00). Data samples are only provided for GOP, however users should note that the format of these products is representative of the IOP and NOP data; the processing of these products is the same and the only difference lies in the use of different input auxiliary files.

These data samples are intended only for the purpose of becoming familiar with the format of the new CryoSat Ocean Products and are not fully representative of the quality that will be provided when this data is opened to the user community.


Data Examples - CryoSat Baseline-C Ice Products

Provided below are some examples of the CryoSat Ice Products processed with the Baseline-C LRM, SAR and SARIn Ice processors. Both L1B and L2 products are provided for the 1st January 2016.

These data samples are intended only for the purpose of becoming familiar with the format of the CryoSat Science Products from Baseline-C. For more information on the format of the Level 1B and Level 2 Science Data products, please download the  L1B Product Format Specification and L2 Product Format Specification documents.


Data Examples - CryoSat Baseline-B Ocean Products (Earth Explorer Format)

Provided below are some examples of the CryoSat Ocean Products in Earth Explorer Format processed with the Baseline-B Ocean Processors. The Baseline-B Ocean Processors process Level 0 LRM and SAR data to generate two classes of products, each with different delivery latencies:

  • Intermediate Ocean Products (IOP) – delivered 48 hours after acquisition
  • Geophysical Ocean Products (GOP) – delivered 30 days after acquisition

Both L1B and L2 products are provided for the 1st July 2013. These data samples are intended only for the purpose of becoming familiar with the format of the CryoSat Ocean Products. For more information on the format of the LB and L2 IOP and GOP (Earth Explorer Format), please download the IOP & GOP Product Format Specification document.