A summary of the existing activities identified by ESA and the User Group in the GlobWave statement of work.
The Radar Altimetry Tutorial provides a user friendly outline of the radar Altimetry domain. It outlines the applications of Altimetry (e.g. atmosphere, ice, ocean, coastal, etc.) as well as providing real use cases regarding these applications such as ocean eddies in the Kuroshio current and seasonal variations in the gulf stream.
The SSALTO (Segment Sol multi-missions dALTimetrie, d'orbitographie et de localisation précise) multi-mission ground segment encompasses ground support facilities for the control of instruments on DORIS and POSEIDON, processing data from DORIS and the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Envisat-1 Altimeters, and for providing user services and expert Altimetry support.
The Altimetry for COastal REgions or ALTICORE initiative was focused on improving the quality and availability of Altimeter data along and near the coasts of European seas and also aimed to investigate effective methods of reliable data exchange through dedicated web services and data management infrastructures.
AVISO is an archive of Altimetry data from multiple missions including TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, ERS-1, ERS-2 and Envisat, which allows a wealth of applications including ocean circulation, sea surface height mapping, ocean variability and spans domain areas from geophysics and climate modelling to the atmospheric and biological sciences.