Satellites work in tandem to improve accuracy of data
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 76, Issue 39, pages 385–389, 26 September 1995
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1995), Satellites work in tandem to improve accuracy of data, Eos Trans. AGU, 76(39), 385–389, doi:10.1029/95EO00235., , , and (
- Issue published online: 19 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
Global observation of the oceans by satellite altimetry entered a new era with the European Space Agency ERS-1 and U.S./French TOPEX/POSEIDON missions, which were launched in July 1991 and August 1992, respectively. For the first time, two altimetric satellites were flying simultaneously. TOPEX/POSEIDON (TP) is an optimized altimetric mission dedicated to the precise observation of the large-scale oceanic circulation. ERS-1 is a multimission satellite. It carries a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), a wind scatterometer, an along-track scanning radiometer and a radar altimeter.