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The P-PRO Altimetry services

P-PRO comes with the following Altimetry services integrated and ready for use:

ALES+ SAR RETRACKER – TUM

ALES+ SAR Retracker – TUM is a subwaveform retracker for open ocean and coastal zone SAR altimetry data. It adopts a simplified version of the Brown-Hayne functional form (which is the functional form for pulse-limited altimetry) as an empirical retracker to track the leading edge of the waveform. A specific sea state bias correction is also computed and shall be used when correcting the estimated range to compute the sea surface height.

ALES+ SAR Retracker – TUM Wiki

FULLY-FOCUSED SAR FOR CRYOSAT-2

FF-SAR (Fully Focused SAR) for CryoSat-2 is a web service that provides the capability to process on line and on demand CryoSat-2 SAR data, from FBR data products to Level1b FF-SAR products.

FULLY-FOCUSED SAR FOR CRYOSAT-2 Wiki

SARINvatore for CryoSat-2

SARINvatore (SARIN Versatile Altimetric TOolkit for Research and Exploitation) for CryoSat-2 is a Software Processor Prototype developed by ESA/ESRIN to experiment with SARin processing from L1A (FBR) to L2 using the SAMOSA retracking model. It can be used over open ocean or coastal zones, as well as over more difficult targets such as rivers, lakes, and sea-ice. This toolkit is made available to the user community as EarthConsole® P-PRO Service. The toolkit takes in input Cryosat-2 SARin FBR data products and produces in output geophysical L2 products in standard NetCDF format. This output can be manipulated and visualized with BRAT (the Broadview Altimetry Radar Toolbox).

SARINvatore for CryoSat-2 Wiki

SARvatore for CryoSat-2

SARvatore (SAR Versatile Altimetric TOolkit for Research and Exploitation) for CryoSat-2 is a Software Processor Prototype developed by ESA/ESRIN to experiment with SAR processing from L1A (FBR) to L2 using the SAMOSA retracking model. It can be used over open ocean or coastal zones, as well as over more difficult targets such as rivers, lakes, and sea-ice. This toolkit is made available to the user community as an EarthConsole® P-PRO Service. The toolkit takes in input Cryosat-2 SAR FBR data products and produces in output geophysical L2 products in standard NetCDF format. This output can be manipulated and visualized with BRAT (the Broadview Altimetry Radar Toolbox).

SARvatore for CryoSat-2 Wiki

SARvatore for Sentinel-3

SARvatore (SAR Versatile Altimetric TOolkit for Research and Exploitation) for Sentinel-3 is a Prototype Software Processor developed by ESA/ESRIN to experiment with Sentinel-3 SAR Altimetry processing exploiting the SAMOSA retracking model and the Delay-Doppler principle. It can be used over open ocean or coastal zone, as well as over more difficult targets such as rivers, lakes, and sea-ice. This toolkit, similar to the one developed for CryoSat-2, is made available to the user community as an EarthConsole® P-PRO Service. The toolkit takes in input L1A Sentinel-3 SAR Altimetry data products and produces in output L2 data products in standard NetCDF format. The content of these output files can be manipulated, displayed and further post-processed with BRAT (the Broadview Altimetry Radar Toolbox).

SARvatore for Sentinel-3 Wiki

TUDaBO SAR-RDSAR – U.Bonn

TUDaBO SAR-RDSAR – U.Bonn is a processor prototype developed by C. Buchhaupt and L. Fenoglio-Marc at TU Darmstadt and U Bonn to experiment with SAR mode data from L1A (FBR) to L2. Reduced SAR, unfocused SAR, and LRMC data can be generated for both CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3A. For each mode, dedicated signal processing options and retrackers are available, which allow the user to experiment with different configurations. All L1B/L2 products for reduced SAR, unfocused SAR, and LRMC have the same geolocations and time tags, allowing a direct comparison without interpolation.

TUDaBO SAR-RDSAR – U.Bonn Wiki

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