Altimetry Scan DrawingAltimetry is basically a technique for measuring height. Satellite radar altimetry measures the time taken by a radar pulse to travel from the satellite antenna to the surface and back to the satellite receiver. Moreover, this measurement yields a wealth of other information that can be used for a wide range of applications.

 

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Citation

If using this tutorial, please cite:
Rosmorduc, V., J. Benveniste, E. Bronner, S. Dinardo, O. Lauret, C. Maheu, M. Milagro, N. Picot, A. Ambrozio, R. Escolà, A. Garcia-Mondejar, M. Restano, E. Schrama, M. Terra-Homem, Radar Altimetry Tutorial;
J. Benveniste and N. Picot (Editors), http://www.altimetry.info, 2016.