The satellite mission Jason-3 is off to a good start after a successful launch from Vanderberg in California this past Sunday January 17. Jason-3 carries a Poseidon-3 altimeter provided by CNES. This instrument and associated radiometers will measure sea level, wind speeds and wave heights that will allow the LOPS team to continue their work. Jason 3 will give us a faster revisit time for measuring surface currents, winds and waves. We will particularly look at hurricanes and the general ocean circulation.
Jason-3 data will naturally be included in the globwave database which has become a standard within the research community and the industry.
These altimeter data are also complemented by spectral wave information derived from Sentinel-1 : http://oceanwavesremotesensing.ifremer.fr/
More altimeter wave data at: