Short Name:
JASON-1_L2_OST_GPS_E_GEODETIC

Jason-1 SGDR version E NetCDF Geodetic

The Sensory Geophysical Data Record (SGDR) files from the Geodetic Mission contain full accuracy altimeter data, with a high precision orbit. 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 SGDR contain all relevant corrections needed to calculate the sea surface height. It also contains the 20Hz waveforms that are required for retracking. The SGDR is an expert level product, if you do not require the waveforms then the GDR will be more suited for your needs.

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