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Global Surface Area of Rivers and Streams Higher than Previously Thought
[28-Jun-18] Hydrologist George Allen (Texas A&M University) and SWOT Hydrology Science Lead Tamlin Pavelsky (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) used a statistical model to determine that global river and stream surface area is about 45 percent greater than indicated by previous studies. The findings, published in the journal Science, may change our understanding of the importance of streams and rivers in exchanging greenhouse gases with the atmosphere.
Before the Flood: New NASA Study May Improve Future River-Observing Satellites
[07-May-18] Floods are one of the most common and devastating of Earth's natural disasters. A new study at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory analyzes what it would take for river-observing satellites, such as SWOT, to become powerful tools for predicting and mitigating flood impacts.
Thales Alenia Space Takes Major Steps Forward in Production of SWOT
[06-May-18] Following the successful critical design review at the end of 2017, Thales Alenia Space announced that it has reached new milestones in the construction of the SWOT satellite. Thales Alenia Space is developing the Radio Frequency Unit (RFU) for KaRIn (Ka-band Radar Interferometer), and the Poseidon dual frequency altimeter for the NADIR module.


SWOT is being jointly developed by NASA and Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) with contributions from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and United Kingdom Space Agency.