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Basic Radar Altimetry Toolbox (BRAT)
Entry ID: ESA_BRAT

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Summary
Abstract: The Broadview Radar Altimetry Toolbox is a tool designed to use radar altimetry data. It is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Debian 7). The Broadview Radar Altimetry Tutorial and Toolbox is a joint project between ESA and CNES to develop an open source tool (LGPL-3) freely available to all the altimetry community.

The toolbox is able to:

- Read all altimetry data from official data centres, from ERS-1 and 2, Topex/Poseidon, Geosat Follow-on, Jason-1, Envisat, Jason-2, Cryosat and Sentinel-3, from Sensor Geophysical Data Record to gridded merged data

- Do some processing and computations

- Visualise the results
Related URL
Description: Download the Basic Radar Altimetry Toolbox.

The BRAT is completely free to use and its source code is publicly available in a GitHub repository. In order to download the installers for the software we ask people to register to the site. This is done simply to keep track of how many people are using the tool and it is only required to provide an email (your email will be used only to send our newsletter and will not be shared with other entities or used for any other purpose). The registration needs to be done only once, and the user created will give you access to future releases of the software and also to the forums in this site. If for any reason you do not wish to provide an email and create a user, there is the possibility to download the source code from GitHub and compile the tool. However please note that compilation of the tool is not trivial and it is only advised to people with experience in compiling complex software.
Service Citation
Originators: European Space Agencey
Title: Basic Radar Altimetry Toolbox (BRAT)
Release_Date: 2017-04-01
Provider: European Space Agencey
Edition: 4.1.0
URL: http://www.altimetry.info/toolbox/
Service Keywords
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING Parameter Definition
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >CATALOGING Parameter Definition
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >DATA NETWORKING/DATA TRANSFER TOOLS Parameter Definition

Service Provider
ESA/EARTHNET > Earthnet Online, European Space Agency Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://earth.esa.int

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ESA EARTH OBSERVATION HELPDESK
Phone: +39 06 94180777
Fax: +39 06 94180292
Contact Address:
ESA/ESRIN
Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64
City: Frascati
Postal Code: I-00044
Country: Italy
Personnel
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-10-26
SERF Last Revision Date: 2017-10-24


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