Minimize Sentinel-3 Altimetry Technical Guide

The Sentinel-3 Technical Guide covers an in-depth description of the mission's products and algorithms as well as details on the Altimetry components and the performance of its instrument.

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