COSEE Ocean Systems: News
25 years of global sea level data, and counting
Description: 25 years ago the NASA/CNES Topex-Poseidon satellite ascended into orbit. It ushered in a new era of oceanography with the first highly accurate, global measurements of sea levels. That mission and its three successors, all named Jason, have continuously mapped global ocean currents and tides; opened our eyes to the global reach of El Niño and other climate events; created a quarter-century-long, extraordinarily precise record of global and regional sea level rise; and enabled improved forecasts of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods and droughts. [Source: NASA Climate Change News]
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Source: NASA Climate Change News
Publish Date: 8/10/2017
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