Sentinel-3 Altimetry Technical Guide

The table of contents should be reviewed according to the "Technical Guides" menu on the right-hand side of the page. The section names and their order are not always the same and some sections are not presented in the table of contents (like "Surface Topography Instrument"). The "Technical Guides" menu should be taken as a reference to review this table of content.

Before reading the Technical Guide, users are advised to read the Sentinel-3 Altimetry User Guide for a high level description of the available instrument modes and products.


1 Products and Algorithms
1.0 Product Formatting
   1.1 Level-0 product description
1.1.1 CAL Products
1.1.2 Science Products
1.1.3 Datation and Geolocation
1.2 Level-1 Products and Algorithms
1.2.1 Level-1 Algorithms
1.2.2 Level-1 LRM Processing Chain
1.2.3 Level-1 PLRM Processing Chain
1.2.4 Level-1 SAR_Ku Processing Chain
1.2.5 Level-1 Products
1.2.6 ECHO_LRM
1.2.8 Level-1A ECHO_SAR_Ku
1.2.9 Level-1B-S ECHO_SAR_Ku
1.2.10 Level-1B ECHO_SAR_Ku
1.2.11 Level-1 Calibration Products
1.2.12 Level-1 ADFs
1.3 Level-2 Algorithms and Products
1.3.1 Time Tags, Locations and Surface Types
1.3.2 Tracker Estimates
1.3.3 Re-Tracking Estimates Ocean re-tracking OCOG re-tracking Ice sheet re-tracking Ice re-tracking Sea ice re-tracking
1.3.4 Instrumental Corrections
1.3.5 Sea Surface Height Anomaly Equation
1.3.6 Geophysical Corrections
1.3.7 Environmental Parameters
1.3.8 Off-nadir Angles
1.3.9 Brightness Temperatures
1.3.10 Waveforms Samples
1.3.11 Level-2 Quality Information
1.3.12 Level-2 Auxiliary Data Files 
2 Instrument
2.1 SRAL Instrument
2.2 MWR Instrument
2.3 DORIS Instrument
2.4 GNSS Instrument
2.5 LRR Instrument
3 Calibration and Validation
3.1 Calibration
3.2 Validation
4 Appendices
4.1 Glossary
4.2 References

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