D 2.2 Scientific requirements for SAR mode

This report has been prepared as part of the project ‘Preparing Land and Ocean Take Up from Sentinel-3 (LOTUS)’ Work Package 2 ‘Processing of SRAL SAR mode waveforms over land’, Deliverable 2.2.

The report describes user requirements for a number of use cases and corresponding scientific requirements for application of SAR radar altimetry for three land products:

  1. Water levels of inland water bodies (rivers and lakes)

  2. Snow depth

  3. Soil moisture