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2018 Images of the Month

July 2018: Adopting a Swot crossover for biophysical studies
Swot will be a major asset to study the socean fine scales, especially relevant for marine biology. Swot crossovers will be used for in situ campaigns.
June 2018: As the flood flows
Satellite observations of floods may be used in early flood warning systems. SWOT is not planned as an operational mission, but a 2-day or 3-day data product could be useful in those cases.
May 2018: Eddies' birth and decay around Antarctica
25 year long time series of eddy detection is now available and enable to better understand the general dynamics and average behavior of ocean features
Apr. 2018: Sea ice leads by two sentinels
The fractures in sea ice (or "leads") are important for the estimate of ice thickness from remote sensing. Detecting them can be done using either SAR (Sentinel-1) or altimetry (onboard Sentinel-3A and soon B, Saral, Cryosat...).
Mar. 2018: Flash flood at the river Têt mouth
SWOT will provide with high resolution coastal and inland measurements over rivers. They will help in modelling dramatic events such as flash flood and their impacts
Feb. 2018: Mean Sea Level in New-Caledonia seen by tide gauges, altimetry and Doris
Historical sea level records from tide gauges in New-Caledonia (South Pacific) combined to altimetry data shows irregular evolutions of the sea level over different periods.
Jan. 2018: Antarctic megadunes seen in a Digital Elevation Model from altimetry
Space techniques, including altimetry, enable to map Antarctica and its topography. With the new, more precise, instruments small details are now visible in the data.
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