Jason-3 Services

Jason-3 high-precision ocean altimetry satellite delivers sea surface height measurement data in near-real time.

Jason-3 will secure the continuity of the unique climate data record of the mean sea level initiated by Topex-Poseidon in 1992 and continued by Jason-1 and Jason-2.

The Jason-3 measurements of ocean waves and ocean surface topography will be essential inputs to numerical forecasts of sea state and ocean currents and to other applications in the areas of marine meteorology and operational oceanography.

Jason-3 measurements will also be ingested by Numerical prediction models coupling the atmosphere and the oceans used for seasonal forecasting.

Jason-3 Products

The products will be available in:

  • Near-Real-Time (NRT): products shall be available to the users within three hours after sensing.
  • Non-Time-Critical (NTC): products available to the users within one month after sensing.

The table below lists the current operational Jason-3 products. To see the full list of Copernicus marine products can be found on our Ocean Products page.

Jason-3 products
Name Instrument Data Access
Interim Geophysical Data Record - Jason-3 POSEIDON-3B Download,
Download
Interim Geophysical Data Record - Sea Surface Height - Jason-3 POSEIDON-3B Download,
Download
Operational Geophysical Data Record (BUFR) - Jason-3 POSEIDON-3B EUMETSAT Data Centre,
EUMETCast-Africa,
EUMETCast-Europe,
EUMETCast-Satellite,
GTS
Operational Geophysical Data Record (netCDF) - Jason-3 POSEIDON-3B EUMETSAT Data Centre,
EUMETCast-Africa,
EUMETCast-Europe,
EUMETCast-Satellite
Operational Geophysical Data Record - Sea Surface Height Anomaly - Jason-3 POSEIDON-3B EUMETSAT Data Centre,
EUMETCast-Africa,
EUMETCast-Europe,
EUMETCast-Satellite
 

How to get Jason-3 data

Users need to be registered to get access to the Jason-3 products. To do this you need to use our Earth Observation Portal (EOP). To access the Earth Observation Portal (EOP) for the first time, users need to create an account. Once the account has been created, you can log in to view and modify your profile, service subscriptions and licence arrangements.

Jason-3 products are available:

Access to the products is governed by appropriate user subscriptions at the time of registration.

Jason-3 documents

Title Type Reference Ver
Jason-3 Products Handbook PG SALP-MU-M-OP-16118-CN 1A
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