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The project is dedicated to an in-depth study of the re-entry of the ESA's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite, for which a rich measurement data set is available up to the very end of its decay phase.  
Contractor: Space Dynamics Services / Contract Number: 4000115172 / Start Year: 2015
steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer GPS Global Positioning System GREOD GOCE Re-Entry Orbit Determination software GSP General Studies Programme HDMR High Dimensional Model Representation IERS International Earth Rotation Service IGS International GNSS Service JB08 Jacchia-Bowman 2008 density...
masses coming from the ocean, less constrained by the observations which are much more uncertain over water. Cloud-covered observations over the ocean help to constrain the concentrations around coastal regions. Nitrogen dioxide: Compared to present-day capabilities the nitrogen dioxide...
, land and ocean colour monitoring (and few additional atmosphere parameters). This instrument does not operate in the UV but in the visible to near-infrared part of the spectrum. As ozone retrieval techniques conventionally make use of the UV spectral range, retrieving ozone information from the MERIS...
Published: 29-03-2016
This Pilot Study aimed at improving the information on the state of the Indonesian marine environment that is gained by combining satellite data, maps of particularly vulnerable coastal areas and model simulations.  
Contractor: UNIV HAMBURG / Contract Number: 4000114612 / Start Year: 2015
Indonesian seas Numerical Assessment of the Coastal Environment (IndoNACE) Ref: ESA ITT AO 1-8176/14/F/MOS (Alcantara Initiative: International R&D Studies) Page 1 Indonesian seas Numerical Assessment of the Coastal Environment (IndoNACE) Executive Summary Study...
Oceans play a fundamental role in sustaining life on our planet. Apart from being central in regulating Earth's climate, oceans provide food and other goods to humans and animals, as well as shipping routes for transport of goods and people. A major problem is related to the rapidly increasing...
Published: 08-02-2017
The main goals of the GARCA project are: (1) To develop a tool capable to simulate GNSS-R data products for various instrument implementations using state-of-the-art techniques, including GEROS phase-A candidates, up to Level-1 observables and Level-2...
Contractor: German Research Center for Geosciences / Contract Number: 4000111952 / Start Year: 2014
. Thomas, Potential of space- borne GNSS reflectometry to constrain simulations of the ocean circulation, Ocean Dyn., vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 1441–1460, 2015. LLL+13 Lee, T., Z. Li, S. Lowe, and C. Zuffada, Observing energetic eddies with GNSS reflections from the ISS, Communication to the ESA Science...
Feasibility investigation of global ocean surface current mapping using ERS, MetOp and QuikScat windscatterometer
Contractor: NERSC / Contract Number: 4000102097 / Start Year: 2010
This study aimed at developing methodologies for monitoring the sensor radiometry over three types of surface, ocean, sunglint and desert, and implementing them into the ESA DIMITRI software, which contained tools for the intercomparison of Top Of Atmosphere (TOA) radiance and reflectance...
Contractor: MAGELLIUM / Contract Number: 4000106442 / Start Year: 2012
Ocean Surface Current is one of the most important ocean properties for oceanographers and operators in the maritime domain. Improved monitoring of ocean currents is systematically the number one requirement that emerges from any science or end user requirement surveys. Wavemill is a novel...
Contractor: SATELLITE OCEANOGRAPHIC CONSULTANTS / Contract Number: 4000107347 / Start Year: 2012
The objective of this study was to identify and implement solutions to the short comings of atmospheric correction schemes for geostationary satellites for ocean applications and consolidate the related Geo-Oculus requirements. As stated in the Statement of Work (SOW), the...
Contractor: HYGEOS / Contract Number: 4000107111 / Start Year: 2012
footprints over land with positive thermal contrast in the range 2-5 K (favourable to TIR) and the total column is well constrained by the SWIR information. Over the ocean (where the SWIR is not operative except possibly in the glint mode), the total column (with a contribution from the a priori in the...
MUMM Ref : 400010711/12/NL/AF GSP-1-7084/12 Atmospheric correction for Geostationary High Resolution ocean applications Executive summary Date : 31/03/2014 Atmospheric correction for Geostationary High Resolution ocean applications (GSP 1-7084/12) ESA...
solutions (e.g. 10-day solutions), and their maximum degree were required. Two different strategies are employed for the de-aliasing method by “Wiese” parameterization. One solves for the full time-variable gravity field caused by mass transport in the atmosphere (A), the oceans (O), the terrestrial...
unexpected seasonal trend of the estimates, never mentioned in the works related to calibration. Comparison with the WaveCal calibration techniques (based on the analysis of Wave ocean data) shows an agreement between the two calibration techniques, with a positive calibration peak found in the winter...
Electromotive Force SAFM Safe Mode EXPM Experiments Mode SAFN Safe Navigation Mode FDIR Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery SCAG Scanning Attitude Guidance Mode FMTG Forced Motion Translational Guidance Mode SPAG Safe Pointing Attitude Guidance Mode FOV Field of View SPOUA South Pacific Ocean...
ESA  General  Studies  Programme  -­‐     Coastal  and  Open  Ocean  Surface  Currents  Mission  Study:   Wavemill  Product  Assessment:  WaPA   ESA  contract  No  4000107347/NL/AF     Executive Summary Name Signature Date Written by...
the bore sight of the nadir antenna. The position of the specular point is dependent on the positions of the ORORO satellite and the GNSS satellite. The size of the specular point will also vary as it is dependent on the surface roughness of the ocean. For the purposes of this simulation the size of...
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