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01 December 2001

First validation results on JASON-1 altimeter

jasonJASON-1 is a new franco-american altimeter launched in December 2001. Using the colocated datasets distributed at CERSAT, here is a first estimation by Pierre Queffeulou (IFREMER/CERSAT) of Jason data quality from comparisons with other altimeters as well as in-situ (buoys) measurements. This study focus on wind and significant wave height measurements provided by this instrument. They are inter-compared with similar observations by ERS-2 and GFO altimeters.