Altimetry for the future: Building on 25 years of progress

Type Article
Acceptance Date 2021-03 IN PRESS
Language English
Author(s) Abdalla Saleh, Abdeh Kolahchi Abdolnabi, Adusumilli Susheel, Aich Bhowmick Suchandra, Alou-Font Eva, Amarouche Laiba, Andersen Ole Baltazar, Antich Helena, Aouf Lotfi, Arbic Brian, Armitage Thomas, Arnault Sabine, Artana Camila, Aulicino Giuseppe, Ayoub Nadia, Badulin Sergei, Baker Steven, Banks Chris, Bao Lifeng, Barbetta Silvia, Barceló-Llull Bàrbara, Barlier François, Basu Sujit, Bauer-Gottwein Peter, Becker Matthias, Beckley Brian, Bellefond Nicole, Belonenko Tatyana, Benkiran Mounir, Benkouider Touati, Bennartz Ralf, Benveniste Jérôme, Bercher Nicolas, Berge-Nguyen Muriel, Bettencourt Joao, Blarel Fabien, Blazquez Alejandro, Blumstein Denis, Bonnefond Pascal, Borde Franck, Bouffard Jérôme, Boy François, Boy Jean-Paul, Brachet Cédric, Brasseur Pierre, Braun Alexander, Brocca Luca, Brockley David, Brodeau Laurent, Brown Shannon, Bruinsma Sean, Bulczak Anna, Buzzard Sammie, Cahill Madeleine, Calmant Stéphane, Calzas Michel, Camici Stefania, Cancet Mathilde, Capdeville Hugues, Carabajal Claudia Cristina, Carrere Loren, Cazenave Anny, Chassignet Eric P., Chauhan Prakash, Cherchali Selma, Chereskin Teresa, Cheymol Cecile, Ciani Daniele, Cipollini Paolo, Cirillo Francesca, Cosme Emmanuel, Coss Steve, Cotroneo Yuri, Cotton David, Couhert Alexandre, Coutin-Faye Sophie, Crétaux Jean-François, Cyr Frederic, D’ovidio Francesco, Darrozes José, David Cedric, Dayoub Nadim, de Staerke Danielle, Deng Xiaoli, Desai Shailen, Desjonqueres Jean-Damien, Dettmering Denise, Di Bella Alessandro, Díaz-Barroso Lara, Dibarboure Gerald, Dieng Habib Boubacar, Dinardo Salvatore, Dobslaw Henryk, Dodet Guillaume, Doglioli Andrea, Domeneghetti Alessio, Donahue David, Dong Shenfu, Donlon Craig, Dorandeu Joël, Drezen Christine, Drinkwater Mark, Du Penhoat Yves, Dushaw Brian, Egido Alejandro, Erofeeva Svetlana, Escudier Philippe, Esselborn Saskia, Exertier Pierre, Fablet Ronan, Falco Cédric, Farrell Sinead Louise, Faugere Yannice, Femenias Pierre, Fenoglio Luciana, Fernandes Joana, Fernández Juan Gabriel, Ferrage Pascale, Ferrari Ramiro, Fichen Lionel, Filippucci Paolo, Flampouris Stylianos, Fleury Sara, Fornari Marco, Forsberg Rene, Frappart Frédéric, Frery Marie-Laure, Garcia Pablo, Garcia-Mondejar Albert, Gaudelli Julia, Gaultier Lucile, Getirana Augusto, Gibert Ferran, Gil Artur, Gilbert Lin, Gille Sarah, Giulicchi Luisella, Gómez-Enri Jesús, Gómez-Navarro Laura, Gommenginger Christine, Gourdeau Lionel, Griffin David, Groh Andreas, Guerin Alexandre, Guerrero Raul, Guinle Thierry, Gupta Praveen, Gutknecht Benjamin D., Hamon Mathieu, Han Guoqi, Hauser Danièle, Helm Veit, Hendricks Stefan, Hernandez Fabrice, Hogg Anna, Horwath Martin, Idžanović Martina, Janssen Peter, Jeansou Eric, Jia Yongjun, Jia Yuanyuan, Jiang Liguang, Johannessen Johnny A., Kamachi Masafumi, Karimova Svetlana, Kelly Kathryn, Kim Sung Yong, King Robert, Kittel Cecile M.M., Klein Patrice, Klos Anna, Knudsen Per, Koenig Rolf, Kostianoy Andrey, Kouraev Alexei, Kumar Raj, Labroue Sylvie, Lago Loreley Selene, Lambin Juliette, Lasson Léa, Laurain Olivier, Laxenaire Rémi, Lázaro Clara, Le Gac Sophie, Le Sommer Julien, Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Lebedev Sergey, Léger Fabien, Legresy Benoı̂t, Lemoine Frank, Lenain Luc, Leuliette Eric, Levy Marina, Lillibridge John, Liu Jianqiang, Llovel William, Lyard Florent, Macintosh Claire, Makhoul Varona Eduard, Manfredi Cécile, Marin Frédéric, Mason Evan, Massari Christian, Mavrocordatos Constantin, Maximenko Nikolai, McMillan Malcolm, Medina Thierry, Melet Angelique, Meloni Marco, Mertikas Stelios, Metref Sammy, Meyssignac Benoit, Michaël Ablain, Minster Jean-François, Moreau Thomas, Moreira Daniel, Morel Yves, Morrow Rosemary, Moyard John, Mulet Sandrine, Naeije Marc, Nerem Robert Steven, Ngodock Hans, Nielsen Karina, Nilsen Jan Even Øie, Niño Fernando, Nogueira Loddo Carolina, Noûs Camille, Obligis Estelle, Otosaka Inès, Otten Michiel, Oztunali Ozbahceci Berguzar, P. Raj Roshin, Paiva Rodrigo, Paniagua Guillermina, Paolo Fernando, Paris Adrien, Pascual Ananda, Passaro Marcello, Paul Stephan, Pavelsky Tamlin, Pearson Christopher, Penduff Thierry, Peng Fukai, Perosanz Felix, Picot Nicolas, Piras Fanny, Poggiali Valerio, Poirier Étienne, Ponce De León Sonia, Prants Sergey, Prigent Catherine, Provost Christine, Pujol M-Isabelle, Qiu Bo, Quilfen Yves, Rami Ali, Raney R. Keith, Raynal Matthias, Remy Elisabeth, Rémy Frédérique, Restano Marco, Richardson Annie, Richardson Donald, Ricker Robert, Ricko Martina, Rinne Eero, Rose Stine Kildegaard, Rosmorduc Vinca, Rudenko Sergei, Ruiz Simón, Ryan Barbara J., Salaün Corinne, Sanchez-Roman Antonio, Sandberg Sørensen Louise, Sandwell David, Saraceno Martin, Scagliola Michele, Schaeffer Philippe, Scharffenberg Martin G., Scharroo Remko, Schiller Andreas, Schneider Raphael, Schwatke Christian, Scozzari Andrea, Ser-Giacomi Enrico, Seyler Frederique, Shah Rashmi, Sharma Rashmi, Shaw Andrew, Shepherd Andrew, Shriver Jay, Shum C.K., Simons Wim, Simonsen Sebatian B., Slater Thomas, Smith Walter, Soares Saulo, Sokolovskiy Mikhail, Soudarin Laurent, Spatar Ciprian, Speich Sabrina, Srinivasan Margaret, Srokosz Meric, Stanev Emil, Staneva Joanna, Steunou Nathalie, Stroeve Julienne, Su Bob, Sulistioadi Yohanes Budi, Swain Debadatta, Sylvestre-Baron Annick, Taburet Nicolas, Tailleux Rémi, Takayama Katsumi, Tapley Byron, Tarpanelli Angelica, Tavernier Gilles, Testut Laurent, Thakur Praveen K., Thibaut Pierre, Thompson Luanne, Tintoré Joaquín, Tison Céline, Tourain Cédric, Tournadre Jean, Townsend Bill, Tran Ngan, Trilles Sébastien, Tsamados Michel, Tseng Kuo-Hsin, Ubelmann Clément, Uebbing Bernd, Vergara Oscar, Verron Jacques, Vieira Telmo, Vignudelli Stefano, Vinogradova Shiffer Nadya, Visser Pieter, Vivier Frederic, Volkov Denis, von Schuckmann Karina, Vuglinskii Valerii, Vuilleumier Pierrik, Walter Blake, Wang Jida, Wang Chao, Watson Christopher, Wilkin John, Willis Josh, Wilson Hilary, Woodworth Philip, Yang Kehan, Yao Fangfang, Zaharia Raymond, Zakharova Elena, Zaron Edward D., Zhang Yongsheng, Zhao Zhongxiang, Zinchenko Vadim, Zlotnicki Victor
Source Advances in Space Research (02731177) (Elsevier BV) In Press
DOI 10.1016/j.asr.2021.01.022
Keyword(s) Satellite altimetry, Oceanography, Sea level, Coastal oceanography, Cryospheric sciences, Hydrology
Abstract

In 2018 we celebrated 25 years of development of radar altimetry, and the progress achieved by this methodology in the fields of global and coastal oceanography, hydrology, geodesy and cryospheric sciences. Many symbolic major events have celebrated these developments, e.g., in Venice, Italy, the 15th (2006) and 20th (2012) years of progress and more recently, in 2018, in Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry. On this latter occasion it was decided to collect contributions of scientists, engineers and managers involved in the worldwide altimetry community to depict the state of altimetry and propose recommendations for the altimetry of the future. This paper summarizes contributions and recommendations that were collected and provides guidance for future mission design, research activities, and sustainable operational radar altimetry data exploitation. Recommendations provided are fundamental for optimizing further scientific and operational advances of oceanographic observations by altimetry, including requirements for spatial and temporal resolution of altimetric measurements, their accuracy and continuity. There are also new challenges and new openings mentioned in the paper that are particularly crucial for observations at higher latitudes, for coastal oceanography, for cryospheric studies and for hydrology.

The paper starts with a general introduction followed by a section on Earth System Science including Ocean Dynamics, Sea Level, the Coastal Ocean, Hydrology, the Cryosphere and Polar Oceans and the “Green” Ocean, extending the frontier from biogeochemistry to marine ecology. Applications are described in a subsequent section, which covers Operational Oceanography, Weather, Hurricane Wave and Wind Forecasting, Climate projection. Instruments’ development and satellite missions’ evolutions are described in a fourth section. A fifth section covers the key observations that altimeters provide and their potential complements, from other Earth observation measurements to in situ data. Section 6 identifies the data and methods and provides some accuracy and resolution requirements for the wet tropospheric correction, the orbit and other geodetic requirements, the Mean Sea Surface, Geoid and Mean Dynamic Topography, Calibration and Validation, data accuracy, data access and handling (including the DUACS system). Section 7 brings a transversal view on scales, integration, artificial intelligence, and capacity building (education and training). Section 8 reviews the programmatic issues followed by a conclusion.

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Abdalla Saleh, Abdeh Kolahchi Abdolnabi, Adusumilli Susheel, Aich Bhowmick Suchandra, Alou-Font Eva, Amarouche Laiba, Andersen Ole Baltazar, Antich Helena, Aouf Lotfi, Arbic Brian, Armitage Thomas, Arnault Sabine, Artana Camila, Aulicino Giuseppe, Ayoub Nadia, Badulin Sergei, Baker Steven, Banks Chris, Bao Lifeng, Barbetta Silvia, Barceló-Llull Bàrbara, Barlier François, Basu Sujit, Bauer-Gottwein Peter, Becker Matthias, Beckley Brian, Bellefond Nicole, Belonenko Tatyana, Benkiran Mounir, Benkouider Touati, Bennartz Ralf, Benveniste Jérôme, Bercher Nicolas, Berge-Nguyen Muriel, Bettencourt Joao, Blarel Fabien, Blazquez Alejandro, Blumstein Denis, Bonnefond Pascal, Borde Franck, Bouffard Jérôme, Boy François, Boy Jean-Paul, Brachet Cédric, Brasseur Pierre, Braun Alexander, Brocca Luca, Brockley David, Brodeau Laurent, Brown Shannon, Bruinsma Sean, Bulczak Anna, Buzzard Sammie, Cahill Madeleine, Calmant Stéphane, Calzas Michel, Camici Stefania, Cancet Mathilde, Capdeville Hugues, Carabajal Claudia Cristina, Carrere Loren, Cazenave Anny, Chassignet Eric P., Chauhan Prakash, Cherchali Selma, Chereskin Teresa, Cheymol Cecile, Ciani Daniele, Cipollini Paolo, Cirillo Francesca, Cosme Emmanuel, Coss Steve, Cotroneo Yuri, Cotton David, Couhert Alexandre, Coutin-Faye Sophie, Crétaux Jean-François, Cyr Frederic, D’ovidio Francesco, Darrozes José, David Cedric, Dayoub Nadim, de Staerke Danielle, Deng Xiaoli, Desai Shailen, Desjonqueres Jean-Damien, Dettmering Denise, Di Bella Alessandro, Díaz-Barroso Lara, Dibarboure Gerald, Dieng Habib Boubacar, Dinardo Salvatore, Dobslaw Henryk, Dodet Guillaume, Doglioli Andrea, Domeneghetti Alessio, Donahue David, Dong Shenfu, Donlon Craig, Dorandeu Joël, Drezen Christine, Drinkwater Mark, Du Penhoat Yves, Dushaw Brian, Egido Alejandro, Erofeeva Svetlana, Escudier Philippe, Esselborn Saskia, Exertier Pierre, Fablet Ronan, Falco Cédric, Farrell Sinead Louise, Faugere Yannice, Femenias Pierre, Fenoglio Luciana, Fernandes Joana, Fernández Juan Gabriel, Ferrage Pascale, Ferrari Ramiro, Fichen Lionel, Filippucci Paolo, Flampouris Stylianos, Fleury Sara, Fornari Marco, Forsberg Rene, Frappart Frédéric, Frery Marie-Laure, Garcia Pablo, Garcia-Mondejar Albert, Gaudelli Julia, Gaultier Lucile, Getirana Augusto, Gibert Ferran, Gil Artur, Gilbert Lin, Gille Sarah, Giulicchi Luisella, Gómez-Enri Jesús, Gómez-Navarro Laura, Gommenginger Christine, Gourdeau Lionel, Griffin David, Groh Andreas, Guerin Alexandre, Guerrero Raul, Guinle Thierry, Gupta Praveen, Gutknecht Benjamin D., Hamon Mathieu, Han Guoqi, Hauser Danièle, Helm Veit, Hendricks Stefan, Hernandez Fabrice, Hogg Anna, Horwath Martin, Idžanović Martina, Janssen Peter, Jeansou Eric, Jia Yongjun, Jia Yuanyuan, Jiang Liguang, Johannessen Johnny A., Kamachi Masafumi, Karimova Svetlana, Kelly Kathryn, Kim Sung Yong, King Robert, Kittel Cecile M.M., Klein Patrice, Klos Anna, Knudsen Per, Koenig Rolf, Kostianoy Andrey, Kouraev Alexei, Kumar Raj, Labroue Sylvie, Lago Loreley Selene, Lambin Juliette, Lasson Léa, Laurain Olivier, Laxenaire Rémi, Lázaro Clara, Le Gac Sophie, Le Sommer Julien, Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Lebedev Sergey, Léger Fabien, Legresy Benoı̂t, Lemoine Frank, Lenain Luc, Leuliette Eric, Levy Marina, Lillibridge John, Liu Jianqiang, Llovel William, Lyard Florent, Macintosh Claire, Makhoul Varona Eduard, Manfredi Cécile, Marin Frédéric, Mason Evan, Massari Christian, Mavrocordatos Constantin, Maximenko Nikolai, McMillan Malcolm, Medina Thierry, Melet Angelique, Meloni Marco, Mertikas Stelios, Metref Sammy, Meyssignac Benoit, Michaël Ablain, Minster Jean-François, Moreau Thomas, Moreira Daniel, Morel Yves, Morrow Rosemary, Moyard John, Mulet Sandrine, Naeije Marc, Nerem Robert Steven, Ngodock Hans, Nielsen Karina, Nilsen Jan Even Øie, Niño Fernando, Nogueira Loddo Carolina, Noûs Camille, Obligis Estelle, Otosaka Inès, Otten Michiel, Oztunali Ozbahceci Berguzar, P. Raj Roshin, Paiva Rodrigo, Paniagua Guillermina, Paolo Fernando, Paris Adrien, Pascual Ananda, Passaro Marcello, Paul Stephan, Pavelsky Tamlin, Pearson Christopher, Penduff Thierry, Peng Fukai, Perosanz Felix, Picot Nicolas, Piras Fanny, Poggiali Valerio, Poirier Étienne, Ponce De León Sonia, Prants Sergey, Prigent Catherine, Provost Christine, Pujol M-Isabelle, Qiu Bo, Quilfen Yves, Rami Ali, Raney R. Keith, Raynal Matthias, Remy Elisabeth, Rémy Frédérique, Restano Marco, Richardson Annie, Richardson Donald, Ricker Robert, Ricko Martina, Rinne Eero, Rose Stine Kildegaard, Rosmorduc Vinca, Rudenko Sergei, Ruiz Simón, Ryan Barbara J., Salaün Corinne, Sanchez-Roman Antonio, Sandberg Sørensen Louise, Sandwell David, Saraceno Martin, Scagliola Michele, Schaeffer Philippe, Scharffenberg Martin G., Scharroo Remko, Schiller Andreas, Schneider Raphael, Schwatke Christian, Scozzari Andrea, Ser-Giacomi Enrico, Seyler Frederique, Shah Rashmi, Sharma Rashmi, Shaw Andrew, Shepherd Andrew, Shriver Jay, Shum C.K., Simons Wim, Simonsen Sebatian B., Slater Thomas, Smith Walter, Soares Saulo, Sokolovskiy Mikhail, Soudarin Laurent, Spatar Ciprian, Speich Sabrina, Srinivasan Margaret, Srokosz Meric, Stanev Emil, Staneva Joanna, Steunou Nathalie, Stroeve Julienne, Su Bob, Sulistioadi Yohanes Budi, Swain Debadatta, Sylvestre-Baron Annick, Taburet Nicolas, Tailleux Rémi, Takayama Katsumi, Tapley Byron, Tarpanelli Angelica, Tavernier Gilles, Testut Laurent, Thakur Praveen K., Thibaut Pierre, Thompson Luanne, Tintoré Joaquín, Tison Céline, Tourain Cédric, Tournadre Jean, Townsend Bill, Tran Ngan, Trilles Sébastien, Tsamados Michel, Tseng Kuo-Hsin, Ubelmann Clément, Uebbing Bernd, Vergara Oscar, Verron Jacques, Vieira Telmo, Vignudelli Stefano, Vinogradova Shiffer Nadya, Visser Pieter, Vivier Frederic, Volkov Denis, von Schuckmann Karina, Vuglinskii Valerii, Vuilleumier Pierrik, Walter Blake, Wang Jida, Wang Chao, Watson Christopher, Wilkin John, Willis Josh, Wilson Hilary, Woodworth Philip, Yang Kehan, Yao Fangfang, Zaharia Raymond, Zakharova Elena, Zaron Edward D., Zhang Yongsheng, Zhao Zhongxiang, Zinchenko Vadim, Zlotnicki Victor Altimetry for the future: Building on 25 years of progress. Advances in Space Research IN PRESS. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2021.01.022 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00688/79999/