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Information on the historic IPF2 baseline for CryoSat Ocean products is provided in the table below.

The current version of the IPF2 installed at the PDS is listed below, followed by information about the previous IPF versions:

  • IPF installation date
  • Changes with respect to the last IPF version
  • Various processor versions corresponding to the IPF update

Detailed information concerning the products is available in the latest version of the Product Format Specification document for CryoSat Ocean Products

Current IPF2 installed at Kiruna PDS: COP-IPF2 v3.6

Date IPF version Changes to the IPF baseline Processor versions
NOP: 11/01/2018

IOP: 10/01/2018

GOP: 15/12/2017
COP-IPF2 v3.6 SW version issued to fix a number of minor anomalies with respect to the previous version, which include:
  • Incorrect storage of data in some L2 fields, which was causing failures in the subsequent P2P processing
  • Processing failures related to a timing issue
  • Incorrect orbit file retrieval policy
NOP:
IPF2_NOPM/3.3
IPF2_NOPN/3.3
IPF2_NOPR/3.3

IOP:
IPF2_IOPM/3.3
IPF2_IOPN/3.3
IPF2_IOPR/3.3

GOP:
IPF2_GOPM/3.3
IPF2_GOPN/3.3
IPF2_GOPR/3.3
IOP and GOP: 06/11/2017

NOP: 10/01/2018
COP-IPF2 v3.4 Upgrade of the CryoSat Ocean Processors to Baseline-C. This is a major SW upgrade and introduces significant evolutions to the processors with respect to Baseline-B. The update of IPF1 includes:
  • New format specification based on NetCDF
  • Native SAR/ SARIn data added to products over SAR/ SARIn regions
  • Addition of new parameters
  • New and updated geophysical corrections
  • Introduction of new Near-Real Time Ocean Products (NOP)
  • New L2 processor implemented at Baseline-C to generate pole-to-pole (P2P) IOP and GOP. These are concatenated multi-mode L2 products with half-orbit coverage
NOP:
IPF2_NOPM/3.2
IPF2_NOPN/3.2
IPF2_NOPR/3.2

IOP:
IPF2_IOPM/3.2
IPF2_IOPN/3.2
IPF2_IOPR/3.2

GOP:
IPF2_GOPM/3.2
IPF2_GOPN/3.2
IPF2_GOPR/3.2

P2P:
P2P_IOP/1.1
P2P_GOP/1.1
IOP: 25/03/2015*

GOP: 22/02/2015*
COP-IPF2 v2.5 SW update release containing:
  • New Static Aux Data files integrated to align the range bias with the IPFDB used for Baseline-C Ice Processing
  • Updated instrumental Look-Up Tables (LUT) determined by CLS in the frame of COP expertise activities
* L1 IOP from validity 25/03/2015 to 01/04/2015 and L1 GOP from validity 22/02/2015 to 01/04/2015 is a hybrid form using the old Baseline-B orbit model.
IPF2IOP/2.5
IPF2GOP/2.5
IOP and GOP: 10/04/2014 COP-IPF2 v2.2 The first SW release of the Level-2 CryoSat-2 Ocean Processor Instrument Processing Facility (COP IPF2) IPF2IOP/2.2
IPF2GOP/2.2