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Title:GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO): Sensor Data Records (NODC Accession 0085959)
Abstract:The GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) program is the Navy's initiative to develop an operational series of radar altimeter satellites to maintain continuous ocean observation from the GEOSAT Exact Repeat Orbit. GFO was launched in February 1998. On 29 November 2000 the Navy accepted the satellite as operational. GFO officially ended on October 22, 2008. The Sensor Data Record (SDR) provides time tagged altimeter and radiometer data.
Date received:20120130
Start date:19980314
End date:20080917
Seanames:World-Wide Distribution
West boundary:-180
East boundary:180
North boundary:72
South boundary:-72
Observation types:derived products, meteorological, physical, satellite data, surface measurements
Instrument types:satellite sensor - altimeter
Datatypes:ALTIMETER - CROSSOVER DIFFERENCES, ALTIMETER - SEA SURFACE MEASUREMENT, SEA HEIGHT, SEA LEVEL, SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY
Submitter:Lillibridge, John
Submitting institution:STAR
Collecting institutions:NAVO
Contributing projects:
Platforms:GFO
Number of observations:
Supplementary information:For more general information, please go to
http://ibis.grdl.noaa.gov/SAT/gfo/bmpcoe/Data_val/Cal_formats/sdr_format.htm
Availability date:20120425
Metadata version:11
Keydate:2012-02-26 02:47:49+00
Editdate:2012-09-30 00:50:17+00