Altimetry for inland water

Karina Nielsen, Lars Stenseng, Heidi Villadsen, Ole Baltazar Andersen, Per Knudsen

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With the globally decreasing amount of in-situ stations, satellite altimetry based water levels are an important supplement to obtain continuous time series of the worlds inland water. In this study we demonstrate two new services, that are related to inland water and altimetry. The first is Altimetry for inland water (AltWater), which is a new open service, that provides altimetry based time series for inland water. Currently, the service includes data from cryoSat- 2, but we intend to add other missions in future versions. The second,tsHydro, is a software package, that is implemented in the open source environment "R". The package enables the user to easily construct water level time series for lakes and rivers based on along-track altimetry data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving Planet Symposium, Proceedings of the conference held 9-13 May 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic
EditorsL. Ouwehand
Number of pages1
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Publication date2016
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-9221-305-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventESA Living Planet Symposium 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016


ConferenceESA Living Planet Symposium 2016
CountryCzech Republic
Internet address
SeriesE S A - S P


  • CryoSat-2
  • Lakes
  • Satellite altimetry

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Nielsen, K., Stenseng, L., Villadsen, H., Andersen, O. B., & Knudsen, P. (2016). Altimetry for inland water. In L. Ouwehand (Ed.), Living Planet Symposium, Proceedings of the conference held 9-13 May 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic (Vol. SP-740, pp. 132-132). European Space Agency. E S A - S P