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The Proposed Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) MissionA 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.
Document ID
20150005639
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Fu, Lee-Lueng
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Alsdorf, Douglas
(Ohio State Univ. Columbus, OH, United States)
Rodriguez, Ernesto
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Morrow, Rosemary
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Mognard, Nelly
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Vaze, Parag
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lafon, Thierry
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Date Acquired
April 13, 2015
Publication Date
September 24, 2012
Subject Category
Oceanography
Meeting Information
20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium(Venice-Lido)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
ocean topography
wide-swath altimeter
surface water
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