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ESA GPOD/Altimetry Virtual Lab SARvatore for Sentinel-3 & CryoSat-2 Bibliography


  • Sonia Ponce de León, Marco Restano, Jérôme Benveniste, “Assessing the wave power density in the Atlantic French façade from high-resolution CryoSat-2 SAR altimetry data”, Energy, Volume 302, 2024, 131712, ISSN 0360-5442,
  • Benveniste, J., Dinardo, S., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Buchhaupt, C., Scagliola, M., Passaro, M., Nielsen, K., Restano, M., Ambrózio, A., Sabatino, G., Orrù, C., and Abis, B.: SAR, SARin, RDSAR and FF-SAR Altimetry Processing on Demand for Cryosat-2, Sentinel-3 & Sentinel-6 at ESA’s Altimetry Virtual Lab, Proc. IAHS, 385, 457–463,, 2024.


  • Buchhaupt, C.K.; Egido, A.; Vandemark, D.; Smith, W.H.F.; Fenoglio, L.; Leuliette, E. Towards the Mitigation of Discrepancies in Sea Surface Parameters Estimated from Low- and High-Resolution Satellite Altimetry. Remote Sens. 2023, 15, 4206.
  • Chen J., L. Fenoglio, K. Kusche, K. Liao, H. Uyanik, Z.A. Nazdir, Y. Lou (2023). Evaluation of Sentinel-3A altimetry over Songhua river basin, J. of Hydrology,
  • Ponce de León, S.; Restano, M.; Benveniste, J. Assessment of Wave Power Density Using Sea State Climate Change Initiative Database in the French Façade. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2023, 11, 1970.
  • Andersen, O. B.; Rose, S. K.; Abulaitijiang, A.; Zhang, S.; and Fleury, S.: The DTU21 global mean sea surface and first evaluation, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 4065–4075,, 2023
  • Andersen, O.B.; Rose, S.K.; Hart-Davis, M.G.: Polar Ocean Tides—Revisited Using Cryosat-2. Remote Sens. 2023, 15, 4479.


  • Buchhaupt, C., Egido, A., Smith, W., Fenoglio, L. (2022). Conditional Sea Surface Statistics and Their Impact on Geophysical Sea Surface Parameters Retrieved From SAR Altimetry Signals, Adv. Space Research,
  • Passaro, M.; Rautiainen, L.; Dettmering, D.; Restano, M.; Hart-Davis, M.G.; Schlembach, F.; Särkkä, J.; Müller, F.L.; Schwatke, C.; Benveniste, J. Validation of an Empirical Subwaveform Retracking Strategy for SAR Altimetry. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 4122.
  • O. Altiparmaki, M. Kleinherenbrink, M. Naeije, C. Slobbe, P. Visser “SAR altimetry data as a new source for swell monitoring” in Geophysical Research Letters, doi:


  • Fenoglio, L., Dinardo, S., Uebbing, B., Buchhaupt, C., Gärtner, M., Staneva, J., Becker, M., Klos, A., Kusche, J. (2021). Advances in NE-Atlantic coastal Sea Level Change Monitoring from Delay Doppler Altimetry, Adv. Space Res.,68(2), pp. 571–592,
  • Buchhaupt, C., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Becker, M., Kusche, J. (2021). Impact of Vertical Water Particle Motions on Fully-Focused SAR Altimetry. Adv. Space Res., 68(2), pp. 853–874,
  • F. Boy, J. -F. Crétaux, M. Boussaroque and C. Tison, “Improving Sentinel-3 SAR mode processing over lake using numerical simulations,” in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2021.3137034
  • International Altimetry Team, Altimetry for the future: Building on 25 years of progress, Advances in Space Research, 2021, ISSN 0273-1177,
  • Gregory, W., Lawrence, I. R., and Tsamados, M.: A Bayesian approach towards daily pan-Arctic sea ice freeboard estimates from combined CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3 satellite observations, The Cryosphere, 15, 2857–2871,


  • Dinardo, S., Fenoglio, L., Becker, M., Scharroo, R., Fernandes, M. J., Staneva, J., Grayek, S., Benveniste, J., (2020) A RIP-based SAR Retracker and its application in North East Atlantic with Sentinel-3, Advances in Space Research, Special Issue 25 Years of Satellite Altimetry,
  • Fenoglio-Marc L., Buchhaupt C. (2020). TUDaBo a SAR Processing Prototype for GPOD, Altimetry coastal and Open Ocean Performance. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, ESA, EOEP-SEOM-EOPS-TN-17-046
  • Abulaitijiang A. et al., “Coastal marine gravity modelling from satellite altimetry — case study in the Mediterranean”, accepted in Journal of Geodetic Science (2020)
  • Dinardo, Salvatore (2020): Techniques and Applications for Satellite SAR Altimetry over water, land and ice. 56, Darmstadt, Technische Universität, ISBN 978-3-935631-45-7, DOI: 10.25534/tuprints-00011343, [Ph.D. Thesis]
  • Laforge Antoine, Sara Fleury, Salvatore Dinardo, Florent Garnier, Frédérique Remy, Jérôme Benveniste, Jérôme Bouffard, Jonas Verley, Toward improved sea ice freeboard observation with SAR altimetry using the physical retracker SAMOSA+, Advances in Space Research, 2020,ISSN 0273-1177,
  • Liguang Jiang, Karina Nielsen, Salvatore Dinardo, Ole B. Andersen, Peter Bauer-Gottwein, Evaluation of Sentinel-3 SRAL SAR altimetry over Chinese rivers, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 237, 2020, 111546, ISSN 0034-4257,
  • Quartly, G.D.; Nencioli, F.; Raynal, M.; Bonnefond, P.; Nilo Garcia, P.; Garcia-Mondéjar, A.; Flores de la Cruz, A.; Crétaux, J.-F.; Taburet, N.; Frery, M.-L.; Cancet, M.; Muir, A.; Brockley, D.; McMillan, M.; Abdalla, S.; Fleury, S.; Cadier, E.; Gao, Q.; Escorihuela, M.J.; Roca, M.; Bergé-Nguyen, M.; Laurain, O.; Bruniquel, J.; Féménias, P.; Lucas, B. The Roles of the S3MPC: Monitoring, Validation and Evolution of Sentinel-3 Altimetry Observations. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 1763.


  • Abulaitijiang, A. (2019). Marine gravity and bathymetry modelling from recent satellite altimetry. Kgs. Lyngby: Technical University of Denmark. Available at: [Ph.D. Thesis]
  • Buchhaupt, Christopher (2019):Model Improvement for SAR Altimetry. Darmstadt, Schriftenreihe Fachrichtung Geodäsie der Technischen Universität Darmstadt, Technische Universität, ISBN 978-3-935631-44-0,[Ph.D. Thesis]
  • Bonnefond, P., Exertier, P., Laurain, O., Guinle, T., Féménias, P. (2019) Corsica: A 20-Yr Multi-Mission Absolute Altimeter Calibration Site, Advances in Space Research, Special Issue « 25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry », doi : 10.1016/j.asr.2019.09.049.
  • Fenoglio L., S. Dinardo, B. Uebbing, C. Buchhaupt, J. Kusche, M. Becker (2019).  Calibrating CryoSat-2 ad Sentinel-3A sea surface heights along the German coast, In: International Association of Geodesy Symposia, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,
  • Idžanović, M.; Gerlach, C.; Breili, K.; Andersen, O.B. An Attempt to Observe Vertical Land Motion along the Norwegian Coast by CryoSat-2 and Tide Gauges. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 744.
  • Liguang Jiang, Ole Baltazar Andersen, Karina Nielsen, Guoqing Zhang, Peter Bauer-Gottwein, Influence of local geoid variation on water surface elevation estimates derived from multi-mission altimetry for Lake Namco, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 221,2019, Pages 65-79, ISSN 0034-4257,
  • Lawrence Isobel R., Thomas W.K. Armitage, Michel C. Tsamados, Julienne C. Stroeve, Salvatore Dinardo, Andy L. Ridout, Alan Muir, Rachel L. Tilling, Andrew Shepherd, Extending the Arctic sea ice freeboard and sea level record with the Sentinel-3 radar altimeters, Advances in Space Research, 2019,
  • Lawrence, Isobel R.; (2019) Multi-satellite synergies for polar ocean altimetry. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). [Ph.D. Thesis]
  • Muzaffar R., R. Z. Khalil, S. ul Haque, A. Zaidi and S. Zafer, “Volumetric Vairations of Inland Water Body: A Case STDY of Manchar Lake,” IGARSS 2019 – 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Yokohama, Japan, 2019, pp. 6911-6914. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2019.8900476
  • Ophaug Vegard, Kristian Breili, Ole Baltazar Andersen, A coastal mean sea surface with associated errors in Norway based on new-generation altimetry, Advances in Space Research, 2019,
  • Quartly, G.D.; Rinne, E.; Passaro, M.; Andersen, O.B.; Dinardo, S.; Fleury, S.; Guillot, A.; Hendricks, S.; Kurekin, A.A.; Müller, F.L.; Ricker, R.; Skourup, H.; Tsamados, M. Retrieving Sea Level and Freeboard in the Arctic: A Review of Current Radar Altimetry Methodologies and Future Perspectives. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 881.
  • Scagliola M., Lisa Recchia, Luca Maestri, Davide Giudici, Evaluating the impact of range walk compensation in delay/Doppler processing over open ocean, Advances in Space Research, 2019,
  • Schroeder S., A. Springer, J. Kusche, B. Uebbing, L. Fenoglio, B Diekkrueger, and T. Pomeon (2019). Niger discharge from radar altimetry: bridging gaps between gauge and altimetry time series Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4113–4128, 2019


  • Abdalla S., Salvatore Dinardo, Jérôme Benveniste, Peter A.E.M. Janssen, Assessment of CryoSat-2 SAR mode wind and wave data, Advances in Space Research, Volume 62, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 1421-1433, ISSN 0273-1177,
  • Buchhaupt C., L. Fenoglio-Marc, S. Dinardo, R. Scharroo, M. Becker, A fast convolution based waveform model for conventional and unfocused SAR altimetry, Advances in Space Research, Volume 62, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 1445-1463, ISSN 0273-1177,
  • Bonnefond, P.; Laurain, O.; Exertier, P.; Boy, F.; Guinle, T.; Picot, N.; Labroue, S.; Raynal, M.; Donlon, C.; Féménias, P.; Parrinello, T.; Dinardo, S. Calibrating the SAR SSH of Sentinel-3A and CryoSat-2 over the Corsica Facilities. Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 92.
  • Dettmering D., Wynne A., Müller F.L., Passaro M., Seitz F.: Lead Detection in Polar Oceans—A Comparison of Different Classification Methods for CryoSat-2 SAR Data. Remote Sensing, 10(8), 1190,, 2018
  • Dinardo Salvatore, Luciana Fenoglio-Marc, Christopher Buchhaupt, Matthias Becker, Remko Scharroo, M. Joana Fernandes, Jérôme Benveniste, Coastal SAR and PLRM altimetry in German Bight and West Baltic Sea, Advances in Space Research, Volume 62, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 1371-1404, ISSN 0273-1177,
  • Tournadre, Jean & Bouhier, Nicolas & Boy, Francois & Dinardo, Salvatore. (2018). Detection of iceberg using Delay Doppler and interferometric CryoSat-2 altimeter data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 212.


  • Boergens, E., Nielsen, K., Andersen, O., Dettmering, D., Seitz, F. (2017): River Levels Derived with CryoSat-2 SAR Data Classification—A Case Study in the Mekong River Basin. – Remote Sensing, 9, 12.
  • Cipollini, Paolo; Calafat, Francisco M.; Jevrejeva, Svetlana; Melet, Angelique; Prandi, Pierre (2017), Monitoring sea level in the coastal zone with coastal altimetry and tide gauges. Surveys in Geophysics, 38 (1). 33-57.
  • Gomez-Enri, Jesus & Vignudelli, S & Cipollini, P & Coca, Josep & González, Carlos. (2017). Validation of CryoSat-2 SIRAL sea level data in the eastern continental shelf of the Gulf of Cadiz (Spain). Advances in Space Research.
  • Idžanović, M., Ophaug, V., and Andersen, O. B. ( 2017), The coastal mean dynamic topography in Norway observed by CryoSat-2 and GOCE, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 5609– 5617, doi:10.1002/2017GL073777.
  • Passaro M., Müller F., Dettmering D.: Lead Detection using Cryosat-2 Delay-Doppler Processing and Sentinel-1 SAR images. Advances in Space Research, 10.1016/j.asr.2017.07.011, 2017


  • Gómez-Enri, J.; Scozzari, A.; Soldovieri, F.; Coca, J.; Vignudelli, S. Detection and Characterization of Ship Targets Using CryoSat-2 Altimeter Waveforms. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 193.
  • Passaro Marcello, Salvatore Dinardo, Graham D. Quartly, Helen M. Snaith, Jérôme Benveniste, Paolo Cipollini, Bruno Lucas, Cross-calibrating ALES Envisat and CryoSat-2 Delay–Doppler: A coastal altimetry study in the Indonesian Seas,  Advances in Space Research, Volume 58, Issue 3, 2016, Pages 289-303, ISSN 0273-1177,


  • Dinardo S., B. Lucas and J. Benveniste, “Sentinel-3 STM SAR ocean retracking algorithm and SAMOSA model,” 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Milan, 2015, pp. 5320-5323. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7327036
  • Fenoglio-Marc L., S. Dinardo, R. Scharroo, A. Roland, M. Dutour Sikiric, B. Lucas, M. Becker, J. Benveniste, R. Weiss, The German Bight: A validation of CryoSat-2 altimeter data in SAR mode, Advances in Space Research, Volume 55, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 2641-2656, ISSN 0273-1177,
  • Scagliola M., S. Dinardo and M. Fornari, “An extended analysis of along-track antenna pattern compensation for SAR altimetry,” 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Milan, 2015, pp. 1238-1241. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7325997
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