GEOS-3 ALTIMETER GEOPHYSICAL DATA RECORD 1975-1978
DOI10.5067/GEOS3-AGDRA
Short NameGEOS-3_ALT_GDR
DescriptionThese data consist of Geos-3 altimeter measurements produced by NOAA/NODC/Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry. The dataset contains 5,006,956 altimetric sea surface heights and supporting information such as sea state, wind speed, Schwiderski ocean tide height, and Cartwright solid-tide height. Corrections for altimeter bias, wet and dry troposheric delays, and electromagnetic bias are not included. The corrections in this dataset (tides and even orbit height) are old and not very accurate. This dataset should only be used by those with an expertise in altimetry. Measurements are compressed to a rate of 1 per second using a trim mean filter. Data values are written in binary format.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: GLOBAL
North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: -90 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 1975-Apr-14 to 1978-Dec-02
Granule Time Span: 1975-Apr-14 to 1978-Dec-01
ResolutionSpatial Resolution:
Swath Width3 km
Platform/Sensor
GEOS-3
Platform
Name: Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite-3 (GEOS-3)
Orbit Period: 101.8 minutes
Inclination Angle: 115.0 degrees
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GEOS-3 ALTIMETER
SENSOR
Name: Geodetic and Earth Orbiting Satellite 3 (GEOS-3 ALTIMETER)
Swath Width: 3.0 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectGeodynamics and Earth Ocean Satellite 3 (GEOS-3)
Data ProviderPublisher: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC
Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC
Release Place: JPL
Release Date: 1998-Sep-23
Resource: https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/geos3/L2/docs/geos3_alt.html

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Citation DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC. 1998. GEOS-3_ALT_GDR. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/GEOS3-AGDRA

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