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Ocean Surface Topography from Space
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Societal Benefits
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Since 1993 ocean altimetry data has provided researchers and operational users like NOAA’s extreme weather units with valuable data to answer questions about ocean circulation, ocean dynamics, sea level rise, and hurricane intensities. Data and images are available in near real-time for some uses, and are used for a wide range of scientific as well as commercial and practical applications.

Click on the categories below to discover more about the valuable societal benefits that derive from these important satellite missions.

Also visit the sites below for more on the applications of ocean altimetry data;


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