Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 35 Issue 1&2

Assessment of GEOSAT data.

Usha Natfsan and S. P. Subramanian

The Navy Geodetic Satellite (GEOSAT) mission had produced a dense, global altimetric database. Altimeter on board the satellite was a microwave sensor. Validation of the measurement capabilities of this sensor will provide an effective and alternate tool for marine data collection. In the present study GEOSAT derived wave height are compared with the results of earlier investigation. The analysis shows that the GEOSAT measures Significant Wave Height with an accuracy of ± 0.5 m.

Date : 31-10-1993