A SWOT session will be held at the 2024 Ocean Sciences meeting in New Orleans. The abstract submission deadline is 13 September 2023.
The session “First results from SWOT: a new view of ocean dynamic topography” will be held at the next Ocean Sciences meeting (New Orleans, Feb 18-23, 2024), representing a great opportunity to push ahead with SWOT oceanographic analyses, cal/val or Adopt-a-Crossover activities, or any other analyses of the dynamical processes that wait to be discovered in SWOT data!
The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, launched in December 2022, is making high-resolution 2D observations of sea-surface height (SSH) using SAR radar interferometry techniques. The SWOT Ka-band Radar Interferometer instrument extends the resolved scales of sea surface height to about 15 km. These high-resolution observations provide a new view of many dynamical phenomena, including mesoscale eddies, internal tides and internal waves. For approximately the first 180 days of the mission, SWOT was in a 1-day repeat orbit for engineering checkout and cal/val. Numerous field campaigns were conducted in the regions sampled by SWOT s fast-repeat orbit. This session encourages contributions from observational, modeling, and validation studies of the ocean dynamics that are present in the SWOT data at spatial scales of 15-150 km.
The session is chaired by J. Thomas Farrar together with co-chairs Rosemary Morrow and Jinbo Wang and Student/Early Career Chair Savior Udo-Akuaibit.
The submission deadline for abstracts is September 13.
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