A demonstration of the potential of Cryosat-2 to contribute to mesoscale observation

@inproceedings{Dibarboure2012ADO,
  title={A demonstration of the potential of Cryosat-2 to contribute to mesoscale observation},
  author={Gerald Dibarboure and C{\'e}cile Renaudie and Marie-Isabelle Pujol and Sylvie Labroue and Nicolas Picot},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract Cryosat-2 was designed for its primary scientific objectives, i.e. for cryosphere science. As far as oceanography is concerned, various mission design choices make it less accurate than missions designed to comply with ocean surface topography requirements such as Jason-2 or ENVISAT. Cryosat-2-specific errors are equivalent to more than 50% of the sea surface height variability over 40% of the oceans. Cryosat-2’s sampling pattern is also suboptimal for mesoscale observation because the… CONTINUE READING