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NCEI OSTM/Jason-2 and Jason-3 Satellite Products Archive
This site contains an overview of the NOAA services being provided by the Satellite Oceanography Group of National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) for the Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 and Jason-3 satellites altimetry missions.
BackgroundThe OSTM/Jason-2 satellite launched 20 June 2008 and is the latest in a series of ocean altimeter missions designed to observe ocean circulation, sea level rise, and wave heights. Earlier altimeter missions include Geosat and Geosat Follow-On satellites, which flew in 1985-1989 and 1998-2008, respectively, and the TOPEX/Poseidon (1992-2005) and Jason-1 (2001-present) missions, which were launched into the same orbit now occupied by OSTM/Jason-2. Jason-3 is a follow-on mission to OSTM/Jason-2, which was launched on January 17, 2016. Jaosn-3 will secure the continuity of high quality ocean altimetry measurements in support of climate monitoring, operational oceanography and seasonal forecasting.
Jason-3 Level-2 X-GDR Data Access
OSTM/Jason-2 Level-2 X-GDR Data Access
Quality Monitoring of the Science Data
For deriving long-term quality measurements on Jason satellite data, we have developed a climate-oriented quality monitoring system. This system uses the Rich Inventory concept developed at NGDC, providing a searchable database for tracking and discovering data quality, metadata, and data set attributes. A near real time data quality check comprising of 8 statistics calculated on 23 parameters is performed as each Level-2 data file is ingested into NCEI's archives.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Related altimeter datasets and productsThese links will take you out of NCEI and we have no control over the content or whether these sites are kept up-to-date. Note that many of these sites require you to create a username and password in order to access the data.
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