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The Cryosphere, 14, 1889–1907, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1889-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1889–1907, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-1889-2020

Research article 12 Jun 2020

Research article | 12 Jun 2020

CryoSat Ice Baseline-D validation and evolutions

Marco Meloni et al.

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This manuscript aims to describe the evolutions which have been implemented in the new CryoSat Ice processing chain Baseline-D and the validation activities carried out in different domains such as sea ice, land ice and hydrology. This new CryoSat processing Baseline-D will maximise the uptake and use of CryoSat data by scientific users since it offers improved capability for monitoring the complex and multiscale changes over the cryosphere.