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Ocean Surface Topography from Space
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Societal Benefits
Societal Benefits
Data and images from TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason altimeters are being used for practical applications. Look through the slides to discover more about some of these important practical uses of ocean altimetry data.
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Sea Level Viewer
Sea Level Viewer
Check out the Sea Level Viewer from the Climate web site.
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Literature Database
Literature Database
A searchable database of ocean surface topography related published works.
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El Nino/La Nina Watch
Historical El Niño/La Niña Watch
The data from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason missions helps us study and understand the complex interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere that affect global weather and climate events. El Niño is one well-known example of this interaction.
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Literature Database
OST Science Team
The Ocean Surface Topography Science Team is composed of a group of international and interdisciplinary scientists dedicated to the study of Earth's oceans, utilizing ocean altimeter data from space. You will find updates on the latest research being completed by the team.
Early Signs Predict El Niño Headed to Southland
Wet weather may be headed to the Southland this winter, as experts say early signs of El Niño are promising.

Jason-3 will continue record of sea level rise
Jason-3 is the latest in a series of satellite missions that have been measuring the height of the ocean surface for 23 years.

Link to the Jason-3 Mission page Link to the Sea Level curve data
Latest El Niño/La Niña Watch Data
The latest image from NASA's Jason satellite is updated approximately every 15 days.
Latest Jason data
Data Maps
SSHA Data MapsAMR Data Maps
Sea Surface Height Anomaly: SARAL and Jason-2 Measurements from 02-Jun-2015 to 12-Jun-2015
Along-Track Near Real-Time Data
SARAL and Jason-2 Measurements from 02-Jun-2015 to 12-Jun-2015
NASA CNES Aviso PO.DAAC Jet Propulsion Laboratory NOAA

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