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April 27, 2019
Extreme ocean winds and wave heights are increasing around the globe, with the largest rise occurring in the Southern Ocean, University of Melbourne research shows.
April 26, 2019
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission will map the elevation of water surfaces on Earth at a resolution that has not been possible before.
Source: EOS Earth and Space Science News
April 11, 2019
An El Niño that began to form last fall has matured and is now fully entrenched across the Pacific Ocean.
Source: Goddard Space Flight Center
February 15, 2019
On 23 July 2018, a dam in southernmost Laos collapsed, and the resultant flood left more than 6,000 people homeless. The fractures in the dam that led to the disaster were discovered 2 days earlier. Yet the residents who lived downstream—many across the border in Cambodia—didn’t have access to real-time information about the increased risk of flooding.
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
January 17, 2019
January 17th celebrates the third anniversary of launch of Jason-3, after having orbited the Earth more than 14,000 times.