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Jason-1 GDR version E NetCDF

The Jason-1 Geophysical Data Records (GDR) contain full accuracy altimeter data to measure sea surface height, with a high precision orbit (accuracy ~1.5 cm). The instruments on Jason-1 make direct observations of the following quantities: altimeter range, significant wave height, ocean radar backscatter cross-section (a measure of wind speed), ionospheric electron content (derived by a simple formula), tropospheric water content, mean sea surface, and position relative to the GPS satellite constellation. The GDR contain all relevant corrections needed to calculate the sea surface height. Sea surface height anomalies calculation and recommended data edit criteria are specified in the Jason-1 GDR User Handbook located in PO.DAAC Drive at

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