CAL/VAL Results
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The Sentinel-3 Cal/Val results as estimated at the Permanent Facility for Altimetry Calibration in Gavdos and Crete, Greece are publicly available through the following scientific presentations and articles (peer-reviewed).

Mar. 2018:

  • Mertikas, S.; Donlon, C.; Féménias, P.; Mavrocordatos, C.; Galanakis, D.; Guinle, T.; Boy, F.; Tripolitsiotis, A.; Frantzis, X. Absolute calibration of the Sentinel-3 altimeter with sea-surface and transponder at FRM standards in West Crete, Greece. In: Fourth Sentinel-3 Validation Team Meeting, 13-15 March 2018, Darmstadt, Germany. Presentation: url

Sept. 2018:

  • Mertikas, S.; Donlon, C.; Féménias, P.; Galanakis, D.;, A.; Frantzis, X. International Standardization for Satellite Altimetry Calibration: Lessons from the Past and Roadmap to the Future. In: 25Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry, 24-29 September 2018, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Available online: url
  • Mertikas, S.; Donlon, C.; Féménias, P.; Galanakis, D.;, A.; Frantzis, X. Transponder and Sea-Surface Calibration of Satellite Altimeters at the Permanent Facility for Altimeter Calibration in West Crete, Greece. In: Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting, 27-28 September 2018, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Available online: url

Nov. 2018:

  • Mertikas, S.; Donlon, C.; Féménias, P.; Mavrocordatos, C.; Galanakis, D.; Tripolitsiotis, A.; Frantzis, X.; Kokolakis, C; Tziavos, I.N.; Vergos, G.; Guinle, T. Absolute Calibration of the European Sentinel-3A Surface Topography Mission over the Permanent Facility for Altimetry Calibration in west Crete, Greece. Remote Sensing, 10(11), 1808, doi: 10.3390/rs10111808.

May. 2019:

  • Mertikas, S.; Féménias, P.; Donlon, C.; Borde, F.; Galanakis, Tziavos, I.N.; Vergos, G.; Frantzis, X.; Tripolitsiotis, A.. Transponder and Sea-Surface Calibration of Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B altimeters with the Permanent facility for Altimeter Calibration in west Crete, Greece. In: Fifth Sentinel-3 Validation Team Meeting, 7-9 May 2019, Frascati, Rome, Italy.
  • Mertikas, S.; Féménias, P.; Donlon, C.; mavrocordatos, C.; Galanakis, D.; Tripolitsiotis, A. Transponder and Sea-Surface Calibration of Sentinel-3A & -3B altimeters during their tandem phase in west Crete, Greece. In: ESA Living Planet Symposium, 13-17 May 2019, Milan, Italy.

 

The latest transponder responses as captured by the European satellite altimeters overflying the CDN1 Cal/Val site are:
Transponder responses for the CryoSat-2 mission, 20-Sept-2019 calibration at the CDN1 Cal/Val site (credits: ESA)

 

Transponder responses for the Sentinel-3A mission, 3-Sept-2019 calibration at the CDN1 Cal/Val site.

 

Transponder responses for the Sentinel-3B mission, 6-Oct-2019 calibration at the CDN1 Cal/Val site.

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