Cnes, June 2015

Altimetry applications in videos : Mean Sea Level Rise

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 will soon complement this satellite constellation currently in flight by providing continuity of measurements that is essential for observing climate change.


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gallery_video_msl.png Image 732.04kb 829x463 2015-09-23
niveau_programme_uk.mp4 Video 29.32Mb en 2015-06-15
niveau_programme_fr.mp4 Video 29.46Mb fr 2015-06-15