Since 1992 three ESA missions (ERS-1, ERS-2 i EnviSat) provide altimetry data. Initially designed without a continuity sense, data from these satellites and their products were developed independantly.
The aim of the REAPER project is to develop a continuous and homogeneous altimetry data base. ERS-1 and ERS-2 data will be re-processed using the best available algorithms and corrections to deliver the products as accurately as possible. The new products will be as similar as possible in form and character to RA-2 (EnviSat) products in order to create a homogeneous data base.
REAPER is a European project with the following team:
- MSSL/UCL – UK
- isardSAT – Catalunya
- CLS – France
- Technical University of Delft (DEOS) – Nederlands
- Helmholz-Zentrum Potsdam (GFZ) – Deutschland
- Altimetrics LLC – EEUU
- Navigation Support Office (ESA/ESOC) – European
Further information on the project and their collaborators is available at http://reaper.mssl.ucl.ac.uk.