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New sample CryoSat NetCDF Ocean Products available to users

13 October 2017

CryoSat users are informed that a new sample of the latest CryoSat Ocean Products in NetCDF is now available to download below. This test data has been processed with the updated Baseline-C Ocean Processors, which now generate 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 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). Whilst the data sample provided currently includes only L1B and L2 GOP data, 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.

Please note that 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.

Users can find other samples of data products here.