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Geosat Follow-On
STATUS
The Decision Was Made To De-orbit The Satellite At The End Of 2008.
AVAILABILITY
The links below provide documentation on both the NOAA and Navy altimetry products and provide access to these data sets. Links to Cal/Val presentations and posters for GFO are provided, along with a listing of external GFO-related websites. If you have any difficulty accessing the datasets, or need further information, please contact John Lillibridge.
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Geosat Follow-On is a U.S. Navy altimeter mission that was launched on Feb 10, 1998. NOAA works together with the Naval Oceanographic Office to process the altimeter data and provides GDRs to the scientific research community (all data are unclassified). We are actively analyzing both the Sensor Data Records (SDRs) and NAVO Interim GDRs (NGDRs) as part of the geophysical validation of the final NOAA GDRs.
CONTACT
John Lillibridge
NOAA
John.Lillibridge@noaa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeMicrowave-radar-altimeter
Platform Typepolar orbiter
OrbitOther (provide altitude, inclination, cycle)
Spectral Coverage
Active/PassiveActive
Scan PatternNadir
Variables
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time17 day
Wavelength to nm
Number of Bands
Start DateJan 2000
End DateJan 2008
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width
REFERENCES
http://ibis.grdl.noaa.gov/SAT/gfo/bmpcoe/Exec_col/exec_col.htm
REMARKS
The Navy is in the process of procuring a GFO-2.
UPDATED ON
8 Oct 2009 13:37