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Ocean Surface Topography from Space
The latest image from NASA's Jason satellite is updated approximately every 15 days.
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Societal Benefits
Data and images from TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason altimeters are being used for practical applications.
Literature Database
Literature Database
A searchable database of ocean surface topography related published works.
Literature Database
OST Science Team
Updates on the latest research being completed by the team of international and interdisciplinary scientists.
Melting land ice
Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting?

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Sea level rise and atolls: Mid-21st century flooding.

OSTM/Jason-2 Turns 10!
OSTM/Jason-2 Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

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El Niño: 1997-1998 vs. 2015-2016
A side-by-side animation comparing the two events.
El Nino: 1997-1998 vs. 2015-2016
Sea Surface Height Anomaly: SARAL, Jason-2 and Jason-3 Measurements from 06-Dec-2018 to 16-Dec-2018
Along-Track Near Real-Time Data
SARAL, Jason-2 and Jason-3 Measurements from 06-Dec-2018 to 16-Dec-2018
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