Interview – How will the timing of SWOT fast-sampling phase impact which ocean processes can be studied?
The nominal Cal/Val period for the SWOT satellite has been updated to end of March – end of June 2023, during which fast-sampling phase data will be acquired for science validation. This means that satellite data available to SWOT-AdAC Consortium to compare with in situ observations correspond to spring in the Northern Hemisphere and to autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. What is the quality that can be expected for SSH maps during the fast-sampling phase? Which