Kainji, Lake Africa, Nigeria

General Info

Target Name: Kainji, Lake
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
Target Type: Reservoir
Basin: Niger
Longitude: 4.5621 °E
Latitude: 10.3690 °N
Period: 1992-09-28 - 2018-01-06
Data Points: 1096
Min./Max./Avg. Height: 128.05 m / 140.07 m / 134.89 m
Height Variations: 12.02 m
Last Update: 2018-01-09 07:43:02
Software-Version: 5.0

Altimeter Data

The data of the following altimeter missions and corresponding passes have been used for the estimation of the water level time series. An additional '*' indicates that an additional retracking of the altimeter measurements was performed.

Mission Pass No.
Envisat 0874*
Jason-1 135*
Jason-2 135*
Jason-3 135*
Jason-3 (IGDR) 135*
Topex/Poseidon 135


Schwatke C., Dettmering D., Bosch W., Seitz F.: DAHITI - An Innovative Approach for Estimating Water Level Time Series over Inland Waters using Multi-Mission Satellite Altimetry. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4345-4364, doi:10.5194/hess-19-4345-2015, 2015