Latest Ocean surface topography Stories
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.
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.
The latest image of sea-surface height measurements from the U.S./French Jason-1 oceanography satellite shows the Pacific Ocean remains locked in a strong, cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, a large, long-lived pattern of climate variability in the Pacific associated with a general cooling of Pacific waters.
Less than a month after launch, the NASA-French space agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason 2 oceanography satellite has produced its first complete maps of global ocean surface topography, surface wave height and wind speed.
To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Steve Cole, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358-0918, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alan Buis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., +1-818-354-0474, email@example.com, both of NASA WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a month after launch, the NASA-French space agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason 2 oceanography satellite has produced its first complete maps of global ocean surface topography, surface wave...
NASA and several other international organizations have joined forces to launch into space a "crystal ball" to give scientists an extended satellite data record.
Scientists hope the new follow-on mission to the Jason 1 and Topex/Poseidon satellite missions, equipped with the latest high-tech instruments, will bring them closer to answering broad fundamental questions about the ocean.
A new NASA-French space agency oceanography satellite launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a globe-circling voyage to continue charting sea level, a vital indicator of global climate change. The mission will return a vast amount of new data that will improve weather, climate and ocean forecasts.
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