Abstract's details

Evaluating SWOT's capability in observing small-scale (<100km) sea surface height

Jinbo Wang (JPL, United States)

Event: 2023 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Science III: Mesoscale and sub-mesoscale oceanography

Presentation type: Type Oral

Contribution: PDF file


SWOT was launched on December 16, 2022. The fast-repeat calibration and validation phase was conducted between March and July 2023. During this phase, we conducted in-situ field campaigns to collect ocean interior temperature, salinity and velocity, which were compared with twice-a-day SWOT KaRIn SSH sampling. Preliminary analyses on SWOT KaRIn, in-situ CTD data and high-resolution SST images show evidence that SWOT KaRIn can observe wavelengths below 10km, far exceeding the mission requirement. This talk includes a collection of early analyses, resulting from a large campaign group, on the evaluation of SWOT's capability of observing SSH below 100km spatial scales.

Oral presentation show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Grande Beach Room (#208) Fri, Nov 10 2023,16:45 Fri, Nov 10 2023,17:00
Jinbo Wang
United States