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China Imaging Altimeter and its possible oceanic applications
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Paper Abstract

The China Imaging ALTimeter (CIALT) is designed by the Center for Space Science and Applied Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is a new generation of altimeter which integrates the synthetic aperture technique and the interferometric technique into traditional altimeters. It operates in Ku-band with an incidence angle of less than 5°. These new characteristics bring us the expectative applications. The possible oceanic applications in marine geoid, ocean currents, mesoscale eddies, ocean surface winds, waves, and tides, etc. are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7473, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2009, 74730U (9 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830324
Show Author Affiliations
Jingsong Yang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Qingmei Xiao, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Rong Zhang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Huaguo Zhang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Weigen Huang, State Oceanic Administration (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7473:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2009
Charles R. Bostater; Stelios P. Mertikas; Xavier Neyt; Miguel Velez-Reyes, Editor(s)

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