Earth Observation Mission News
Copernicus Sentinel-3B’s altimeter has Earth’s ocean’s measure
11 May 2018
Just two weeks after the launch of the environment-monitoring satellite Sentinel-3B, the third of its payload of instruments – its radar altimeter - has begun sending high-precision measurements back to Earth.
The high-precision sea level anomaly measurements from the Synthetic Aperture Radar Altimeter (SRAL) on Sentinel-3B enhance the Copernicus altimeter constellation of Sentinel-3A and Jason-3, along with Jason-2.
Image credit: CMEMS - Sea level anomolies from Sentinel-3B and other satellite altimeters