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Where There's Water ... There's SWOT
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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.
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.
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.

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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.