A wealth of applications are possible using radar altimetry measurements, involving most geoscience fields and practised by more than a thousand teams of users around the world. From the ‘historical’ applications (geodesy, general ocean circulation) to the developing ones (solid Earth and coastal applications, etc) and the ones that have become classic (ocean variability, ice topography, hydrology), altimetry has shown over and over that it is a very productive technique.



In this section, we propose you with some practical examples of the applications of altimetry data. The type of data to use, the methodology and the main computations are detailed, as well as how to work with data using the Broadview Radar Altimetry Toolbox. Note that these examples are meant to give you the general guidelines, and that some adaptation will be necessary to use them in other contexts.