Ocean Circulation And Air Sea Interaction: Projects
Aquarius Aquarius measured global sea surface salinity to improve the understanding of ocean circulation and the linkage with climate and water cycle.
CYGNSS The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will measure ocean surface wind speed throughout the life cycle of tropical storms and hurricanes. The goal is a fundamental improvement in hurricane forecasting.
ECCO The "Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean" (ECCO) produces descriptions of the complete time-evolving state of the ocean by synthesizing nearly all extant observations with state-of-the-art models.
GHRSST The Group for High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (SST) (GHRSST) provides a new generation of global high-resolution (<10km) SST products.
GPM The Global Precipitation Mission provides new information on precipitation characteristics and how rain and snow interact within the Earth system.
GRACE GRACE, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, provided measurements of the Earth’s gravity field caused by melting ice sheets, changing large aquifers and waters.
ISS-RapidScat The RapidScat on board of the International Space Station measures ocean surface wind speed and direction for weather and climate applications.
NASA-ISRO SAR Mission (NISAR) NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, or NISAR, is a satellite radar mission run jointly by NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that will survey Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surface, and ice masses.
OSTM/Jason 2 OSTM/Jason-2 provides continues the legacies of TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 missions for measuring ocean surface dynamic topography.