Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 and -3: Near Real-Time Altimetry Validation System (NRTAVS) QA Reports, 2008-present (NODC Accessions 0044984 and 0122600) -
The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/JASON-2 and JASON-3 are follow-on missions continuing the TOPEX/Poseidon and JASON-1,
and were designed to ensure continuity of high quality measurements for ocean science
and to provide operational products for assimilation and forecasting applications.
The missions are joint effort by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT),
France’s Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
OSTM/Jason-2 was launched on 20 June 2008 and reached its nominal repetitive orbit on 4 July 2008. The start of cycle 1 occurred on 12 July 2008.
The development of the JASON-3 mission, and related Ground Segment, is based on a recurrent JASON satellite and ground system with a similar partnership scheme to JASON-2.
The JASON-3 satellite is planned to be launched in 2016. The satellite will be placed in the same orbit as JASON-2.
This collection of data contains OSTM/Jason-2 Near Real-Time Altimetry Validation System Quality Reports (NRTAVS).
Reports are daily and cover the previous 10-day period. Jason-2 NRTAVS data are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) as
NODC accession number 0044984 (http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/44984).
Jason-3 NRTAVS data will be archived as NODC accession number 0122600 (http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0122600).