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The Proposed Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission

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dc.contributor.author Fu, Lee-Lueng
dc.contributor.author Alsdorf, Douglas
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez, Ernesto
dc.contributor.author Morrow, Rosemary
dc.contributor.author Mognard, Nelly
dc.contributor.author Vaze, Parag
dc.contributor.author Lafon, Thierry
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-08T14:22:50Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-08T14:22:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-24
dc.identifier.citation European Space Agency, 20 Years Progress in Altimetry, Venice, Italy, September 24-29, 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-4371
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43314
dc.description.abstract A new space mission concept called Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) is being developed jointly by a collaborative effort of the international oceanographic and hydrological communities for making high-resolution measurement of the water elevation of both the ocean and land surface water to answer the questions about the oceanic submesoscale processes and the storage and discharge of land surface water. The key instrument payload would be a Ka-band radar interferometer capable of making high-resolution wide-swath altimetry measurement. This paper describes the proposed science objectives and requirements as well as the measurement approach of SWOT, which is baselined to be launched in 2019. SWOT would demonstrate this new approach to advancing both oceanography and land hydrology and set a standard for future altimetry missions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject surface water en_US
dc.subject ocean topography en_US
dc.subject wide-swath altimeter en_US
dc.title The Proposed Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Instrumentation and Photography en_US


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