Airborne campaigns for CryoSat pre-launch calibration and validation

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From 2003 to 2008 DTU Space together with ESA and several international partners carried out airborne and ground field campaigns in preparation for CryoSat validation; called CryoVEx: CryoSat Validation Experiments covering the main ice caps in Greenland, Canada and Svalbard and sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. The main goal of the airborne surveys was to acquire coincident scanning laser and CryoSat type radar elevation measurements of the surface; either sea ice or land ice. Selected lines have been surveyed along with detailed mapping of validation sites coordinated with insitu field work and helicopter electromagnetic surveying. This paper summarises the pre-launch campaigns and presents some of the result from the coincident measurement from airborne and ground observations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationESA Living Planet Symposium
Number of pages2010
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 ESA Living Planet Symposium - Bergen, Norway
Duration: 28 Jun 20102 Jul 2010


Conference2010 ESA Living Planet Symposium
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