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Abstract

On the 26th March 1996, the ERS-2 (European remote sensing satellite) Scatterometer Commissioning Phase Working group declared that ERS-2 scatterometer data were ready for distribution to end-users. This was the last step after nearly one year of work, firstly to find a way to recover the scatterometer, and secondly to perform in-flight characterisation of the instrument.

Since then, the AMI instrument suffered some anomalies and is under constant scrutiny to continuously assess the data quality, developing new methods when required. The scope of this paper is to present to objectives of the calibration and validation activities, to detail the methods used to fulfill these objectives, and to present some results. .

Additional information

Authors: LECOMTE P, European Space Agency, ERS Mission Coordination and Product Assurance Section, Frascati (IT);WAGNER W, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: ESA Bulletin (1998)
Record Number: 199810515 / Last updated on: 1998-05-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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