Kivu, Lake Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

General Info

Target Name: Kivu, Lake
Continent: Africa
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Target Type: Lake
Basin: Congo
Longitude: 29.1918 °E
Latitude: -1.9381 °N
Period: 2002-07-31 - 2016-06-24
Data Points: 214
Min./Max./Avg. Height: 1460.74 m / 1462.54 m / 1461.47 m
Height Variations: 1.80 m
Last Update: 2017-06-28 11:37:35
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 0242*
SARAL/AltiKa 0242*


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