Accession Number : AD0786479

Title :   SARRA, A Computer Program for the Short ARC Reduction of Radar Altimetry.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 74-Jul 74,


Personal Author(s) : Trotter,Jerry E.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The program SARRA exploits short arc reduction of radar altimetry in determining the geoid surface in the North Atlantic. Unlike other approaches in the use of satellite altimetry, SARRA does not require highly accurate orbits of 1 to 2 meters. The major advantage offered by the short arc approach is that it in no way depends on the establishment of a highly accurate reference orbit and thus places only minimal requirements on satellite tracking by external systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radio altimeters, *Geodesy, North Atlantic Ocean, Satellite tracking systems, Computer programming

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE