Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) /Jason-2: Orbital Information (NODC Accession 0044985)

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This accession contains the descriptions for the OSTM/Jason-2 orbital information, which is served through the NOAA/NESDIS Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS): http://www.class.noaa.gov

OSTM/Jason-2 is a follow-on mission to Jason-1, which takes over and continues the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 missions. OSTM/Jason-2 involves Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), NASA and 2 new partners: the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and NOAA in order to 1) ensure continuity of high quality measurements for ocean science, and 2) provide operational products for assimilation and forecasting applications. OSTM/Jason-2 was launched on 20 June 2008 and reached its nominal repetitive orbit on 4 July 2008. The start of cycle 1 occurred on 12 July 2008.

These files are produced by CNES for offline (IGDR, GDR) data production. For GPSP1, intermediate level-1 data files are in "RINEX" format and from the Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and are used to compute precise GPS orbits for the spacecraft. For TLE: Two Line Element files are used to determine the position and velocity of the satellite. Within CLASS, they will be used directly to determine each orbit's equator crossing longitude and time which subsequently are used to support spatial search. For MOE and POE, medium-precision and precision orbital ephemeris files are from the DORIS system. All members of the Orbital Information family were made unrestricted on 15 December, 2008.

Other data/products associated with OSTM/Jason-2 are also provided through CLASS. They are: Level-2 Geophysical Data Records (GDRs), ancillary and auxiliary data files used to generate Level-2 products, quality reports from the near real-time altimetry validation system (NRTAVS) and telemetry data. The descriptions of these data products can also be accessed in other accessions at NODC.
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, John; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2011). Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) /Jason-2: Orbital Information (NODC Accession 0044985). Version 3.3. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • RINEX (Version: 20080620)
    • File Specification: Receiver Independent Exchange Format
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Dataset Point of Contact Information Services
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2008-06-20 to 2009-07-15
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 66
S: -66
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) - Jason-2 and Jason-3: Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-03-02
  • revision: 2012-08-21
Edition 3.3
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Data users of this accession should note that the DATA in folders 01-version/ and 02-version/ is identical and can be used interchangeably. The folders differ in that 02-version/about holds Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata in addition to all the files originally included in the 01-version folder.
Purpose This collection contains data information files needed for precise orbit determination of the Jason-2 satellite.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, John; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2011). Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) /Jason-2: Orbital Information (NODC Accession 0044985). Version 3.3. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • OSTM/Jason-2 is a collaboration between NASA; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); CNES; and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). CNES is providing the spacecraft, NASA and CNES are jointly providing the payload instruments and NASA's Launch Services Program at the Kennedy Space Center is responsible for Delta II launch management and countdown operations. After completing the on-orbit commissioning of the spacecraft, CNES will hand over its operation and control to NOAA. NOAA and EUMETSAT will generate the near-real-time products and distribute them to users. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Sea Surface Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Significant Wave Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Surface Topography > Sea Surface Height
None
  • Jason-2
  • Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)
  • ephemeris
  • orbit
  • satellite altimetry
  • two line elements
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • OSTM/JASON-2
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • DORIS > Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
  • GPSP > Global Positioning System Payload
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, John; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2011). Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) /Jason-2: Orbital Information (NODC Accession 0044985). Version 3.3. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-03-02T18:17:40 - NCEI Accession 0044985 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-03-02T18:17:41 - NCEI Accession 0044985 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2012-08-21T20:58:09 - NCEI Accession 0044985 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • DORIS
  • GPSP
  • satellite sensor - altimeter
Platform
  • JASON-2
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