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Read news item: SWOT instrument testing in Canada
August 7, 2017
NASA is using Saskatchewan’s wetlands and the North Saskatchewan River as a testing ground for new water mapping technologies. read this article

Read news item: How SWOT Will Work
July 26, 2017
How SWOT Will Work - New e-brochure read this article

Read news item: Tracking River Flows from Space
July 26, 2017
Satellite observations, combined with algorithms borrowed from river engineering, could fill large gaps in our knowledge of global river flows where field data are lacking. read this article

Read news item: SWOT
January 6, 2017
Tracking Water on Earth From Mountains to the Deep Sea - a presentation by SWOT Project Scientist Lee-Lueng Fu read this article

Read news item: Where There’s Water on Land…
December 15, 2016
Where There’s Water on Land… There’s SWOT’ e-brochure read this article

Read news item: NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission
November 22, 2016
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency's Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. read this article

Read news item: Blue Power has implications for SWOT
May 13, 2016
Adding hydroelectric capacity to the U.S. Non-powered dams would produce energy for millions more homes and create thousands of jobs. SWOT may inform decisions on hydroelectric power by providing valuable information on dynamics of larger river systems. read this article

Read news item: A Global Capacity Building Vision for Societal Applications
March 26, 2016
Read the article published in BAMS and led by SWOT Science Team member, Faisal Hossain read this article

Read news item: Study: Climate Change Rapidly Warming World's Lakes
December 16, 2015
Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new NASA and National Science Foundation-funded study of more than half of the world's freshwater supply. read this article

Read news item: The SWOT Mission and Its Capabilities for Land Hydrology
November 20, 2015
Surface water storage and fluxes in rivers, lakes, reservoirs and wetlands are currently poorly observed at the global scale, even though they represent major components of the water cycle and deeply impact human societies. read this article

Read news item: Data for All: Using satellites for social good
October 19, 2015
An EOS Opinion article read this article

Read news item: SWOT Science Team members elected 2015 AGU Fellows
July 29, 2015
Four SWOT SDT members elected AGU Fellows read this article

Read news item: Bay of Hope
June 29, 2015
Watch this video about sea level rise and coastal vulnerability. read this article

Read news item: SWOT a 'game changer' for water as a resource
June 19, 2015
In the near future, NASA and CNES, the French space agency, will debut a new satellite that many researchers believe could be a game changer in understanding and managing Earth’s greatest resource: water. read this article

Read news item: SWOT May Help Real Time Water Management
June 19, 2015
Upper Niger River study shows that satellite altimetry could help resource managers optimize reservoir releases even on ungauged rivers. read this article

Read news item: New SWOT antenna technology advances data rate communication
May 6, 2015
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed and demonstrated a new antenna for the SWOT telecommunication system in record time that is able to downlink high data rates. read this article

Read news item: CNES selects SWOT spacecraft builder
January 6, 2015
Thales Alenia Space read this article

Read news item: Canadian company to further develop SWOT Ka-band EIK
September 15, 2014
Canadian company to further develop SWOT Ka-band EIK read this article

Read news item: Canada joins SWOT team
August 18, 2014
Canada, through the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), is investing in Canadian innovation that will play a key role in the first-ever global survey of surface water. read this article

Read news item: AirSWOT to measure Earth's water resources
August 1, 2014
Airborne mission will help improve understanding challenges of access to fresh water and impacts to climate change. read this article

Read news item: NASA-CNES Move Forward with Global Water and Ocean Surface Mission
May 2, 2014
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed an agreement to move from feasibility studies to implementation of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. read this article

Read news item: SWOT Hydrology Lead honored
April 22, 2014
Pavelsky receives PECASE award -- read this article read this article

Read news item: Calculating River Flow From Space
March 19, 2014
UCLA geographers develop a method of measuring river flow based on the river width. read this article

Read news item: Britain & France to sign space accord
February 6, 2014
The first two projects, in which the UK Space Agency (UKSA) will invest £15m, involve key instruments for the next generation of European weather satellites and for a mission to map water resources worldwide (SWOT). read this article

Read news item: Science-based Transboundary Water Management
September 13, 2013
Special issue of Environmental Development journal read this article

Read news item: Altimetry: Past, Present & Future
September 13, 2013
From SeaSat to SWOT read this article

Read news item: AirSWOT: Taking to the Skies
June 7, 2013
This U.S., French and Canadian partnership will test technologies to be used for the SWOT mission. read this article

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April 9, 2013
Watch this cinematographic debut from a SWOT Scientist read this article

Read news item: Water-Mapping Mission Takes Flight
March 6, 2013
A mission to map Earth's water from space starts with a small passenger plane flying over California's Sacramento River. read this article

Read news item: Related News: New lows for the Great Lakes
January 14, 2013
The SWOT mission will provide a comprehensive view of Earth's freshwater bodies and will allow scientists to accurately monitor lake levels globally. read this article

Read news item: SWOT mission enters Phase A
November 20, 2012
KDP-A completed successfully read this article

Read news item: Wanted: Vision & Leadership to Ensure a Sustainable Water Future for America
July 20, 2012
A vision for a sustainable future by Dr. Jay Famiglietti read this article

Read news item: NASA's Airborne Earth Science Studies in 2012
February 16, 2012
Multiple aircraft and specialized instruments, including several from JPL, will operate in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America this year in support of studies conducted by NASA and the Earth science community, improving scientists' understanding of our planet. NASA's Airborne Science Program and its flight campaigns play a key role in the development of both hardware and algorithms for future satellite missions, including JPL's planned Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) and Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) missions, among others. See http://swot.jpl.nasa.gov/airswot read this article

Read news item: A Frontal Challenge for Climate Models
April 19, 2011
The Ocean Front Modeling Challenge, published by MIT, 4/15/2011. MIT scientist Raf Ferrari explains why getting ocean fronts right might just help climate models become more accurate. read this article

Read news item: French government announces 170M Euro investment in SWOT innovation.
March 23, 2011
In a strong statement of confidence from France, the long term partnership of CNES, NASA, and JPL is advanced with significant support from the French government. read this article

Read news item: First Satellite Measurement of Water Volume in Amazon Floodplain
August 8, 2010
For the first time, scientists have been able to measure the amount of water that rises and falls annually in the Amazon River floodplain. read this article

Read news item: NASA announces 2020 launch date for SWOT.
July 1, 2010
NASA announces 2020 launch date for SWOT. read this article

Read news item: New SWOT mission science requirements document released
September 4, 2009
SWOT mission science reuirements are now available. read this article

Read news item: NPR Interview with Doug Alsdorf
October 23, 2008
50Mb mp3 file. Scroll to time mark 54:24 to hear beginning of interview read this article

Read news item: Redding Newspaper, the Record Searchlight, feature on SWOT and field work.
October 14, 2008
Redding Newspaper, the Record Searchlight, feature on SWOT and field work. read this article

Read news item: KHSL TV Coverage (October 2008)
October 13, 2008
KHSL TV Coverage (October 2008): Link to KHSL web page and to video of Ernesto Rodriguez read this article

Read news item: AGU's Home Page (January 2008)
January 1, 2008
AGU's Home Page (January 2008): AGU features WATER Reviews of Geophysics publication read this article

Read news item: WATER HM in the Columbus Dispatch, 2007
June 20, 2007
WATER HM in the Columbus Dispatch, 2007 Article on "Ponds to Oceans" read this article

Read news item: Nature (2007)
May 31, 2007
Nature (2007): Get into space if you want to measure floods! read this article



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