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13.05.2016 13:19 Age: 4 yrs

First map of sea level anomalies made with Sentinel-3A's data

Category: News of the other missions

The first map of Sentinel-3A on a global scale is presented this week at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium.

The European mission Sentinel-3A was successfully launched on 16 February 2016. Its first map on a global scale is presented this week at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium. Its radar altimeter measurements are processed by the Sentinel-3A processing prototype (S3PP) at CNES, with ESA level-0 data as input.

Sentinel-3A integrates this unprecedented constellation now available, with no less than six different altimetry satellites currently in orbit, namely Jason -2, Cryosat, Saral , HY-2, Jason -3 and Sentinel- 3A.


Map of Sea Level Anomalies ( MSLA ) made with the Sentinel's data between 3 March and 2 April 2016. The color scale is available by increasing the image. Credits Copenicus/ESA /CNES, 2016.

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