Ocean Surface Topography from Space - Science

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

This site, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, describes the scientific applications of ocean surface topography from missions such as TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1. Other topics include uses of the collected data, such as evaluations of ocean circulation, tides, weather and climate patterns, and other trends.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Geochemistry Applications: Geochemical Cycles
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: Ocean circulation, Remote sensing