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Why Am I Here? A Brief History of Ocean Altimetry and Why It's the Most Important Mission Ever
March 20, 2017


Altimeter Mission Series
When & Where:
(This is an internal JPL talk only)
Monday, March 20th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Room 321-B20

Speaker:

Josh Willis - JPL

Title:

Why Am I Here? A Brief History of Ocean Altimetry and Why It's the Most Important Mission Ever

Subject:

"Yeah, right," I hear you saying, "all the scientists say that about their missions." But this time, it's true. Ocean altimetry goes way back, but since the early 1990s, sea-level satellites have revolutionized both climate science and oceanography. Join me for a short stroll through the history of altimetry and find out why the mission you're working on is the best. Like really, really the best.

Josh WIllis
About the Speaker:
Josh Willis is the Project Scientist for Sentinel-6 and the Principal Investigator for the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project.


Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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