PRIAM: new Perspectives for higher ResolutIon Altimetry - a Multi- disciplinary approach
This study is based on a multi-thematic approach in order to develop new regional applications over continental surfaces and marginal seas. It is organised around one upstream theme (waveform analysis) providing a way of tackling the problem of altimetry geophysical estimation over different surfaces, and four application themes: coastal ocean dynamics, fine-scale ocean dynamics, sea ice and continental surface waters. It will focus on Jason-2,3, SARAL, Cryosat-2 and Sentinel-3 missions, leading to a better assessment of the corresponding altimeter measurement quality. A major objective will be to better understand the signal and errors in the 10-100 km wavelength, which will bring unvaluable information for the future Jason-CS and SWOT altimetric missions with much higher resolution.