ESA is pleased to announce the availability of Copernicus Sentinel-3 altimetry data set generated by the NEW ESA Sentinel-3 Thematic Instrument Processing Facilities (T-IPFs). Planned to be deployed in spring 2022 by the ESA Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS), the LAND T-IPFs are dedicated and specialized delay-Doppler and Level-2 processing chains over Sea-Ice (SI), Land Ice (LI) and Hydrological (HY) surfaces.
In January 2022, a first Test Data Test (TDS) was produced for Hydrology and Sea Ice thematic products (details here: https://sentinel.esa.int/web/sentinel/-/s3-stm-thematic-products-1st-dataset ).
Following this first TDS release, ESA is pleased to announce the availability of a new TDS, including Land Ice thematic products. The Land Ice T-IPF includes major processing evolutions, as detailed below. Compared to the current Sentinel-3 STM level-2 products, the format of the new level-2 thematic products has changed. The document describing the new Sentinel-3 STM land level-2 Product Format Specifications (PFS) is available in the ftp folder (see below for access information).
In the newly generated TDS, the Sea-Ice and Hydrology products have been updated compared to the first TDS, to include some adjustments of the product geographical coverage. These TDS are released to the end users prior to the deployment of the T-IPFs, so they can become familiar with the new product format, and adapt their tools and processes in consequence. For any feedbacks or questions regarding the TDS, please contact: email@example.com.