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Jason-1 Altimeter
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Operational and available both near realtime and post-processed.
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Satellite Instruments
Jason -1 is a nadir altimeter designed to measure the height of the sea surface and its variation in time and space. It follows and overlapped with the very successful TOPEX/Poseidon (TP) altimeter mission which established satellite altimetry.
CONTACT
Lee-Leung Fu
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
9800 Oak Grove Dr. Pasedena, CA
818-354-8167
llf@jpl.nasa.gov
http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Fu
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeMicrowave-radar-altimeter
Platform TypeProteus
OrbitOther (provide altitude, inclination, cycle)
Spectral Coveragemicrowave
Active/PassiveActive
Scan PatternNadir
Variablessea surface height, atmospheric water vapor content
Altitude1336 km
Inclination66°
Repeat Time10 days
Wavelength2.2 to 5.6cm
Number of Bands2
Start DateDec 2001
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width2-10 km across nadir
Resolution 16km
UPDATED ON
13 Oct 2009 11:49