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PATASWOT: a Cal/Val experiment in the Argentine Continental Shelf during the 1-day repeat orbit of SWOT

Martin Saraceno (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)


Laura Agustina Ruiz Etcheverry (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina); Nicolas Aubone (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina); Melina Mabel Martinez (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Event: 2023 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Regional and Global CAL/VAL for Assembling a Climate Data Record

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: PDF file


The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission launched December 16th 2022. SWOT sea surface height measurements can help retrieve the dynamics of the upper ocean at an unprecedented O(10km) resolution. SWOT surface maps are expected to have a resolution roughly one order of magnitude finer than what is now available with conventional satellite altimetry. This improvement in resolution is expected to be groundbreaking for several key ocean questions, including the energy budget, the connection between surface and internal dynamics, biogeochemistry and biodiversity, and the dynamics at the ice margin.
To have a better understanding of the new dataset, the satellite mission was designed to fly on a 1-day-repeat for three months. An international consortium, SWOT Adopt a Crossover – AdAc, www.swot-adac.org, has been created to obtain in-situ measurements during this phase. Within this initiative, and the SABIO EUMETSAT-CNES project, three moorings were deployed in the Argentine Continental Shelf under the SWOT 1-day-repeat track. The three moorings were deployed at the sea bottom and are equipped with Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) recorders and an upper-looking current meter. Two of them were deployed close to San Matias Gulf, at about 41S and 23 m and 50 m depth. The third mooring was deployed further south, at 52.13S and 100 m depth. Here we compare the preliminary L3 SSH data that include the SWOT nadir data with traditional altimeter gridded data and provide a discussion about the difference observed. Comparison with data gathered by the in-situ instruments will be included if the instruments are recovered as planned, during October 2023


Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Esperanza Beach Room (Lobby) Wed, Nov 08 2023,16:15 Wed, Nov 08 2023,18:00
Esperanza Beach Room (Lobby) Thu, Nov 09 2023,14:00 Thu, Nov 09 2023,15:45
Martin Saraceno
Universidad de Buenos Aires