An animation showing how SWOT will collect data once it is in space.
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Published: January 19, 2022

SWOT will collect data across a 75-mile (120-kilometer) wide swath, with a gap in the center for an altimetry track. This animation shows the collection of data over the state of Florida, which is rich with rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Globally, measurements will be taken both over the ocean and over freshwater areas.