Recent Developments in Altimetry Measurements – Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich – Series of online short courses

This course is part of the autumn 2022 edition of EUMETSAT series of online short courses on data discovery for weather, oceanography, air quality and climate.

In this short course we will focus on the new capabilities of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich altimeter and new data access routes to obtain its products.

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich altimetry satellite was launched on Nov. 21 2020. It is now fully operational and is the new altimetry reference mission, taking over from its predecessor, Jason-3.

During this event, we will revisit the concept of sea-surface height, outlining why it is an essential variable to measure. We will discuss the Sentinel-6 in the context of history and the family of altimetry satellites, detailing the novelties of this particular mission and commenting on future developments in the science.

We will also introduce the current data distribution methods and plans for the near future.

The event will feature presentations and code-based demonstrations of ways in which users may interact with the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich data.