Geosat Geodetic Mission Waveform Data Records (WDR) for March, 1985 (NCEI Accession 0002363)


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        abstract:  This accession contains one month of waveform data records (WDRs) from the GEOSAT Geodetic Mission (GM) and(or) Exact Repeat Mission (ERM) for the time period of March 31, 1985 to March 31, 1985. Parameters include: time, orbit, latitude/longitude, and sea surface height. Corrections to the data include: sea level, wind and wave data, tides, dry and wet troposphere, ionosphere, height bias, altimeter crossover differences, altimeter sea surface measurement, and spacecraft orientation. These data were submitted by the U.S. Navy via National Oceanic Service. The US Navy Geosat (Geodetic Satellite) radar altimeter mission lasted for nearly 5 years (March 1985 to January 1990) and collected approximately 750 million measurements of sea level, wave height, and wind speed over the global oceans. During the Geodetic Mission (March 1985 to September 1986), the satellite did not repeat its ground track for the duration of the mission. The orbit of the satellite was changed in October 1986 to begin the Exact Repeat Mission (ERM) which lasted from November 8, 1986 until the satellite quit functioning in January 1990. During the ERM, the satellite repeated its ground track every 17 days. Data were initially processed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD in coordination with the NOAA/NOS Satellite Altimeter Group. Data products were transferred to the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) for distribution. Data products are archived at the NODC.
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                    date:  1987-02-26
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            description:  Updated information from ICES for the platform GEOSAT from the UNITED STATES. Name was edited to match ICES name and additional information was added to the ICES entry for this platform. US Navy GEOdetic SATellite launched 12 March 1985 carrying a radar altimeter. Classified geodetic mission concluded 30 September 1986. GEOSAT orbit adjusted to a 244 pass repeat orbit (repeat same ground track every 17.05 days) for the unclassified Exact Repeat Mission, which ran from 8 Nov 1986 to 30 Jan 1990. Additional information available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosat.
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