Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Solid Earth, 10, 293–305, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-293-2019
Solid Earth, 10, 293–305, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-293-2019

Research article 06 Feb 2019

Research article | 06 Feb 2019

Impact of terrestrial reference frame realizations on altimetry satellite orbit quality and global and regional sea level trends: a switch from ITRF2008 to ITRF2014

Sergei Rudenko et al.

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A terrestrial reference frame (TRF) realization is a basis for precise orbit determination of Earth-orbiting artificial satellites and sea level studies. We investigate the impact of a switch from an older TRF realization (ITRF2008) to a new one (ITRF2014) on the quality of orbits of three altimetry satellites (TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, and Jason-2) for 1992–2015, but especially from 2009 onwards, and on altimetry products computed using the satellite orbits derived using ITRF2014.