Jason-3 Near Real-Time Altimetry Validation System (NRTAVS) QA Reports, 2015 - present (NCEI Accession 0122600)

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This collection contains the quality reports from the Jason-3 Near Real-Time Altimetry Validation System.
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, John; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2019). Jason-3 Near Real-Time Altimetry Validation System (NRTAVS) QA Reports, 2015 - present (NCEI Accession 0122600). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0122600. Accessed [date].
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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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Time Period 2015-04-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 66
S: -66
E: 180
W: -180
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General Documentation
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Associated Resources
  • Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) - Jason-2 and Jason-3: Data Documentation Records (NCEI Accession 0118276)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-11-29
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Pending - committed to, but not yet addressed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Jason-3 is the fourth mission in U.S.-European Joint Altimetry Satellite Oceanography Network series of satellite missions that measure the height of the ocean surface. The mission will extend the time series of ocean surface topography measurements begun by the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite mission in 1992 and continuing through the JASON-1 and OSTM/Jason-2 missions. These measurements provide scientists with critical information about circulation patterns in the ocean and about both global and regional changes in sea level and the climate implications of a warming world.

TOPEX/Poseidon and JASON-1 were cooperative missions between NASA and the French space agency, CNES. Additional partners in the OSTM/Jason-2 mission included NOAA and EUMETSAT. Jason-3 continues the international cooperation, with NOAA and Eumetsat leading the efforts, along with partners NASA and CNES.

The primary instrument on Jason-3 is a radar altimeter. The altimeter measures sea-level variations over the global ocean with very high accuracy (as 1.3 inches or 3.3 centimeters, with a goal of achieving 1 inch or 2.5 centimeters).

The Jason-3 satellite was launched on 17 January 2016 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher, and was placed into the same orbit as OSTM/Jason-2, at an altitude of 1,336 kilometers with an inclination of 66 degrees, to provide virtually blanket coverage of all ice-free ocean surfaces. The satellite went operational on 14 October 2016.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, John; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (2019). Jason-3 Near Real-Time Altimetry Validation System (NRTAVS) QA Reports, 2015 - present (NCEI Accession 0122600). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0122600. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
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
  • EUMETSAT > European Meteorological Satellite Organisation
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • AMR > Advanced Microwave Radiometer
  • DORIS > Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
  • LRA > Laser Retroreflector Array
  • POSEIDON-3B > Poseidon-3B Altimeter
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 (2019). Jason-3 Near Real-Time Altimetry Validation System (NRTAVS) QA Reports, 2015 - present (NCEI Accession 0122600). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0122600. Accessed [date].
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • AMR
  • DORIS
  • LRA
  • Poseidon-3B
Platform
  • Jason-3
Last Modified: 2019-11-29T20:20:20Z
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