Latest Ocean Surface Topography Mission Stories
New NASA satellite data indicate the current La NiÃ±a event in the eastern Pacific has remained strong during November and December 2010.
The tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from last winter's El NiÃ±o conditions to a cool La NiÃ±a, as shown by new data about sea surface heights, collected by the US-French Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 oceanography satellite.
The latest image of Pacific Ocean sea surface heights from the NASA/European Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason-2 oceanography satellite, dated June 11, 2010, shows that the tropical Pacific has switched from warm (red) to cold (blue) during the last few months.
Scientists and agencies monitoring the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are keeping a wary eye on changes in the nearby Loop Current, a warm ocean current that is part of the Gulf Stream.
In an effort to monitor the behavior of the world's oceans, Europe has committed to build the next Jason altimeter spacecraft -- a decision that should guarantee the continuation of a remarkable 18-year record of sea-surface shape until late in the decade.
European nations were granted only a few more weeks to find funding for a key Earth observation satellite.
Since May 2009, the tropical Pacific Ocean has switched from a cool pattern of ocean circulation known as La NiÃ±a to her warmer sibling, El NiÃ±o.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and French Space Agency President Yannick d'Escatha signed four agreements in support of US and French space cooperation during a ceremony Thursday at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and French Space Agency President Yannick d'Escatha signed four agreements in support of U.S.
A "pre-existing condition" in the North Indian Ocean stoked the sudden intensification of last year's Tropical Cyclone Nargis just before its devastating landfall in Burma.
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