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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.
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.

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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.