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24.03.2017 08:57 Age: 124 days

Jason-3 integrated in the Mean Sea Level processing

Category: News of the Jason-3 mission, Website updates

The Mean Sea Level processing integrates the Jason-3 mission.

Almost three quarters of the Earth’s surface are covered by oceans: oceans are a key-element of our global climate system. It is a reality, the oceans respond to climate change: as a result of human activity and greenhouse gases, the climate is warming, the ocean expands and its level rises. Oceans are under close surveillance at all times: altimetry satellites accurately measure the sea level with a homogeneous and continuous global coverage since the launch of Topex-Poseidon in 1992. The Jason-3 mission complements this satellite constellation in flight by providing continuity of measurements that is essential for observing climate change.

--> Use the interactive tool enabling to plot and download the Mean Sea Level trend times series and maps by selecting an area, a time-period (for time series only), one or several satellite missions.

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