Turkana, Lake Africa, Kenya Volume Surface Area Water Level

Water Leve Time Series

The water level time series are based on normal heights w.r.t. geoid model.
The error plot shows the formal errors of the water level time series resulting from the Kalman filtering.

Data by Satellite

Data Used

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.
ERS-2 (Reaper) 0313, 0900
Envisat 0313, 0900
Jason-1 (EM) 018
Jason-2 031
Jason-3 031
Jason-3 (IGDR) 031
SARAL/AltiKa 0313, 0900
Topex/Poseidon 031
Topex/Poseidon (EM) 018


Schwatke, C., Dettmering, D., Bosch, W., and 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 Link

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