Science Leadership
Oceanography Hydrology
Lee-Lueng Fu
- Project Scientist and Oceanography Science Lead, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jean-François Cretaux
- Hydrology Science Lead, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales - Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS-CNES)
Rosemary Morrow
- Oceanography Science Lead, Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
Tamlin Pavelsky
- Hydrology Science Lead, University of North Carolina

Science Team Projects

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Mesoscale and Submesoscale Processes & Modeling
Bo Qiu
- University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Exploring New Upper Ocean Circulation Dynamics through Synergy of the SWOT Satellite Mission and High-Resolution OGCMs View Investigation Plan
Julien Le Sommer
Emmanuel Cosme
- Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement (LGGE)

- Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement (LGGE)
Ocean Modelling and Data-Assimilation for SWOT Mission: Preparing the Inversion of SWOT Ocean Data
Roger Samelson
- Oregon State University
Ocean Mesoscale, Sub-Mesoscale, and Internal Wave Variability and Dynamics View Investigation Plan
K. Shafer Smith
- New York University (Inc)
Fluxes of Heat, Carbon and Oxygen at SWOT Scales View Investigation Plan
Maarten Molemaker
- Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA
Near Surface Oceanic Vertical Fluxes through Wave Modulated Surface Forcing
Mesoscale and Submesoscale Observations & Observation System Simulation Experiments
Francesco d'Ovidio
- Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat: Expérimentations et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN)
Lionel Gourdeau
- Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
SWOT in the Tropics: A Case Study in the South West Pacific View Investigation Plan
Kyla Drushka
- University of Washington
Exploiting Ocean Observations to Separate Mesoscale and Submesoscale Variability View Investigation Plan
Ananda Pascual
- Imedea
Techniques for Reconstruction & Assimilation of SWOT Ocean Observations
Sarah Gille
- University of California San Diego (UC San Diego)
Assimilation and Interpretation of High-Wavenumber Variability in the Ocean for SWOT View Investigation Plan
Guillaume Lapeyre
- Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD)
New Dynamical Tools for Submesoscales Characterization in SWOT Data View Investigation Plan
Pierre-Yves Le Traon
- Mercator Ocean
Patrick Heimbach
- University of Texas, Austin
Evolving Global Ocean State Estimation to the SWOT Era
Tides, Waves, High-Frequency Processes
Richard Ray
- Goddard Space Flight Center
Development of Barotropic and Baroclinic Tide Models in Support of the SWOT Mission View Investigation Plan
Brian Arbic
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Modeling Internal Wave Signals and their Predictability for SWOT View Investigation Plan
Samuel Kelly
- Regents of the University of Minnesota
Characterization of Global Internal Tides at High Horizontal Resolution View Investigation Plan
Fabrice Ardhuin
- Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS)
Ocean-Wave-Atmosphere interactions at scales around 1 Km (OWAI-1K)
SWOT Ocean Calibration/Validation
Poster
- Observatoire de Paris - SYRTE
W. Kendall Melville
- University of California San Diego (UC San Diego)
Analysis of Airborne Ocean Topography Measurements in Support of SWOT
Stelios Mertikas
- Technical University of Crete
Calibration and Validation of SWOT Oceanographic Products using Gavdos & Crete Permanent Infrastructure View Investigation Plan
Christopher Watson
- University of Tasmania
Preparatory Studies for Wide Swath Altimetry around Australia
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- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Coastal and Estuarine Processes
Nadia Ayoub
Pierre De Mey
- Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
- Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
Coastal Ocean Continuum in surface Topography Observations (COCTO) View Investigation Plan
Guoqi Han
- Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, Canada
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- Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière (M2C)
Characterization, Modelling and SWOT Capacities to Measure Hydro-Meteo-Ocean Phenomena in Coastal and Estuaries Systems View Investigation Plan
Marc Simard
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Understanding SWOT Measurements in Coastal Wetlands View Investigation Plan
Global Hydrologic Modeling
Cédric David
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Integration of SWOT Measurements into Global Terrestrial Hydrologic Models View Investigation Plan
Aaron Boone
- Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques (CNRM)
Towards an Improved Understanding of the Global Hydrological Cycle using SWOT Measurements View Investigation Plan
Catherine Ottlé
- Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE)
SPAWET: SPAce altimetry and radiometry for Water and Energy Transfers modeling View Investigation Plan
River Algorithms, Models & Data Assimilation
Konstantinos Andreadis
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Developing a Global Assimilation and Modeling Framework to Produce SWOT Data Products View Investigation Plan
Eric Wood
- Princeton University
Algorithm Development for SWOT River Discharge Retrievals View Investigation Plan
Michael Durand
- Ohio State University
Development and Comprehensive Validation of SWOT River Discharge Algorithms from AirSWOT, Simulator, and Field Measurements View Investigation Plan
Jean-François Cretaux
- Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
River Discharge Estimation Under Uncertainty from Synthetic SWOT-type Observations Using Variational Data Assimilation View Investigation Plan
Water Level and Discharge Estimation with a Polynomial Surrogate Model for Uncertainty Quantification and Data Assimilation. Application to a Real Test Case: the Garonne Valley View Investigation Plan
Rodrigo Paiva
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- Instituto de Pesquisas Hidráulicas

- Geosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET)
SWOT-MOD - Combining SWOT Observations with Modelling for South America Water Systems Study
Daniel Vila
Marielle Gosset
- Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

- Geosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET)
Combining SWOT and Satellite Rain Fall Measurement from GPM Constellation View Investigation Plan
Jérôme Monnier
- Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (IMT)
Altimetry Data Assimilation Chain for Multi-resolution River Flow Models View Investigation Plan
Lake, River, and Wetland Processes & Science
Yongwei Sheng
- University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Model-based Adaptive Water-body Mapping and Lake Modeling from SWOT/KaRIn View Investigation Plan
Hervé Yesou
- SErvice Régional de Traitement d'Image et de Télédétection (SERTIT) - Unistra
HYDROLOGY-SWOT-YANGZTE
Ahmad Al Bitar
- Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère (CESBIO)
Synergies between SWOT & L-Band Sensors over wEtlands (SOLE)
Praveen Kumar Thakur
- Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
Hydrological Parameter Extraction using Altimeter/SWOT Data and Modeling
Juan Gabriel León Hernández
- Universidad Nacional de Columbia
- Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
STEWOR: Characterization of Spatial and Temporal Variations in Surface Waters at Orinoco Basin based on SWOT Measurements and Other Satellite Radar Altimetry Sources
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Fabrice Papa
- Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
- Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
SELECAO: SurfacE water volume from high resoLution wetland Extent maps Combined with Altimeter Observations
Calibration and Validation
Laurence Smith
- University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
U.S.-Canada Collaboration to Build SWOT Calibration/Validation and Science Capacity in Northern Rivers and Wetlands View Investigation Plan
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- U.S. Geological Survey Denver
The Use of USGS and International Ground-, Airborne- and Satellite-based Measurements to Address SWOT Science, Calibration and Validation across Global Hydrological Regimes View Investigation Plan
Frédérique Seyler
- Espace pour le Développement (ESPACE-DEV)
The Use of USGS and International Ground-, Airborne- and Satellite-based Measurements to Address SWOT Science, Calibration and Validation across Global Hydrological Regimes
Daniel Medeiros Moreira
- Serviço Geológico do Brasil
- Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
VASHYB - Validation of Altimetric Satellites for HYdrology in Brazil View Investigation Plan
Philippe Maillard
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- Federal University of Minas Gerais

- Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS)
SWOT-São Francisco
Synergistic Sciences
David Sandwell
- University of California San Diego (UC San Diego)
Participation in the SWOT Science Team: Marine Geophysics View Investigation Plan
Jérôme Monnier
- Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (IMT)
SWOT Contribution for Understanding the Dynamics of the Polar Ice Caps; Data Assimilation and Multi-scale Approach View Investigation Plan
Ronald Kwok
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
SWOT and the Ice Covered Oceans of the Arctic and Antarctic: Sea Surface Height and Sea Ice Freeboard View Investigation Plan
Francesco Nencioli
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory
OSIRIS: Ocean, Sea-Ice and Rain Investigations for SWOT View Investigation Plan
Applications
Vinca Rosmorduc
- Collecte Localization Satellites (CLS)
Expanding Altimetry Outreach View Investigation Plan
Faisal Hossain
- University of Washington
SWOT SDT Preparations for Ground-Truthing, Discharge Product Development and Water Management Applications in Asian River Systems View Investigation Plan
Edward Beighley
- Northeastern University
Integrating Lateral Contributions and Longitudinal Controls along River Reaches to Improve SWOT Discharge Estimates View Investigation Plan