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CryoSat measuring ice sheet topographic surfaces.
- Title CryoSat measuring ice sheet topographic surfaces.
- Released 09/05/2005 11:04 am
- Copyright ESA - AOES Medialab
Over topographic surfaces, the first radar echo comes from the nearest point to the satellite. CryoSat can measure the angle from which this echo originates, so that the source point can be located on the ground. This, in turn, allows the height of that point to be determined.