SARvatore for CS-2

SARvatore (SAR Versatile Altimetric TOolkit for Research and Exploitation) for CryoSat-2 is a Software Processor Prototype developed by ESA/ESRIN (REF1) 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 EarthConsoleTM 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).

EarthConsole® P-PRO CRYOSAT-2 SARvatore Software Prototype User Manual

The P-PRO SARvatore (SAR Versatile Altimetric Toolkit for Ocean Research & Exploitation) for CryoSat-2 service is a web platform that provides the capability to process on line and on demand CryoSat-2 SAR data, from L1a (FBR) data products to SAR Level-2 geophysical data products.

The service is based on the SARvatore Processor Prototype that has been developed entirely by Salvatore Dinardo in the scope of the EOP-SER Altimetry Team (Salvatore Dinardo, Bruno Manuel Lucas, Jerome Benveniste) at ESA-ESRIN.

The processor will make use of the EarthConsoleTM P-PRO distributed computing platform to deliver timely the output data products.

These output data products are generated in standard NetCDF format (using CF Convention), and they are compatible with BRAT (Broadview Radar Altimetry Toolbox) and other NetCDF tools.