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2016 Images of the Month

Dec. 2016: Testing Algorithms
Tests are ongoing to find the better model to compute river discharge estimation in preparation for SWOT
Oct. 2016: A typhoon seen by satellites
Typhoon as any tropical cyclones can be seen by a variety of space-based techniques, but radars are the only ones to observe at sea level.
Sep. 2016: The Silent World disturbed by icebergs' noise
Comparing in situ acoustic measurements and altimetry-based iceberg concentration show some correlations with specific events like the calving of B15A and C19 icebergs from the Ross ice shelf in Antarctica.
Aug. 2016: It's raining under Jason-3
Looking over data quality, the CalVal teams showed that a high increase in cloud liquid water content was due to a rain cell overflown by the satellite.
Jul. 2016: Elephant seals and macaroni penguins follow threads
A study combining bio-logging data of elephant seals and altimetry show that foraging predators concentrate their swimming effort on diving and therefore drift with the current.
June 2016: Turning around in the Lofoten eddy
Hydrographic data and altimetry reveal that the Lofoten Basin eddy is a stable, persistent feature playing a key role in the circulation of the Nordic Seas.
May 2016: Readying for SWOT data to be used in hydrology applications
Readying for SWOT data to be used in hydrology applications
Apr. 2016: One thousand drifters and one (future) satellite in the Gulf of Mexico
Early 2016, the LASER expedition launched 1000 drifters in the Gulf of Mexico, to be compared with AirSwot and satellite observations.
Mar. 2016: Storm in the Bay of Biscay
Storm surges can be estimated a little off the coasts by altimetry, waiting for high resolution Swot mission
Feb. 2016: Thule Doris station's rising at different velocities
Doris station data analysis enables to closely monitor vertical Earth crustal motions and try and understand them.
Jan. 2016: The 2015 El Niño: An extraordinary Modoki event?
In December 2015, sea level anomalies have reached positive anomalies as high as during the 1997 El Niño in the eastern Pacific. However the positive sea level anomalies extend further to the west.
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