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Ocean Submesoscales as a Key Component of the Global Heat Budget[21-Feb-18] Study suggests that upper-ocean small-scale turbulence transports heat upward in the ocean at a level five times larger than larger-scale heat transport by ocean eddies, significantly affecting the exchange of heat between the ocean interior and atmosphere. Such interactions have a crucial impact on the Earth's climate.
SWOT Cloud Computer Scientist Receives 2017 Charles S. Falkenberg Award[03-Jan-18] Hook Hua was awarded the Charles S. Falkenberg Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 13 December 2017 in New Orleans, LA. He has been instrumental in leading JPL's cloud computing efforts, which are being applied to the SWOT mission.
Project Seeks Sustainable Blueprint for Hydropower Dams[13-Dec-17] SWOT Investigator, Dr. Faisal Hossain, is collaborating on a project that would allow hydroelectric dam operators in the Mekong River Basin (Southeast Asia) to generate power while protecting food supplies and businesses. This approach could be applied to other large river systems around the world.