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Copernicus Sentinel-3B’s altimeter has Earth’s ocean’s measure

11 May 2018

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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

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