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09.06.2008 Altimetry applications in videos: Hydrology

Although initially developed for studying ocean surfaces, satellite altimetry rapidly broadened its scope to include monitoring the levels of continental waters.[more]


09.06.2008 New applications posters

On the occasion of the Jason-2's launch, Cnes and Eumetsat have produced new illustrated posters on some fields where satellite altimetry data are applied or on tecnical aspects : climate, operationnal oceanography, mean sea...[more]


09.06.2008 OSTM/Jason-2 launch reported no earlier than June 19, 2008

The launch of the Jason-2 ocean altimetry satellite scheduled for 15 June has been postponed.[more]


04.06.2008 June 2008: Sorting ice from space

Altimeter measurements can be used in conjunction with the onboard radiometer to define ice classification for ice sheets. Such a classification can lead to climate indicators of the "health" of Greenland and Antarctic ice.


04.06.2008 25-31 May 2008, week

Jason-2 :  a family affair (CNES, 2008/05/27)

September launch for ESA's gravity mission GOCE (ESA, 2008/05/27)

L'océan un drôle de zèbre ( Pour la Science, 06/2008)

On line availability of articles depends on the...[more]


02.06.2008 OSTM/Jason-2: ready to go to launch pad

Vanderberg, 2008/06/01 : the OSTM/Jason-2 spacecraft , wrapped up to go to the launch pad.

Preparations are well continuing both on the launch pad SLC2-West for the Delta II launch vehicle and in the clean room for the spacecraft OSTM/Jason-2.

A last precise weighing of the OSTM/Jason-2 has been done  (505.2 kg)...[more]


29.05.2008 Altimetry applications in videos: Monitoring Hurricanes

Cyclones are intense meteorological phenomena that get their energy from the ocean's heat. Altimetry satellites have made a significant contribution to the prediction of trajectories and intensities by collecting data on sea...[more]


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