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Title: Ocean Surface Topography From Space (TOPEX/Poseidon Missions)
Url: https://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/
Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Description: A joint US and France project, the TOPEX-Poseidon satellites continuously measure sea surface height. The oceans store and transport solar heat, helping to keep Earth's climate in balance. The overall shape of the oceans' "hills" and "valleys" is called ocean surface topography, or OST. Precise knowledge of OST is essential to predict the effects of catastrophic storms. Educational resources available for all ages and backgrounds. Outstanding animation of OTS also included.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- Oceans (General)
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods, A-Z -- Astronautics
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Physical oceanography -- Temperature -- Distribution of temperatures -- Surface
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Astronautics. Space travel -- Artificial satellites
Technology -- Photography -- Applied photography -- Scientific and technical applications -- Space photography
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Geology -- Topography
Geography -- Oceans
Oceanography -- Satellite data collection
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2010-08-02
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Dataset (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reference
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Elementary School Teachers
General Public
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Teachers
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
Climate
climate prediction
Climatology
earth science
Education (General)
global climate change
Meteorology
Natural hazards
ocean circulation
Oceanography
Physical oceanography
Physical sciences
satellite technology
science
sea level
Space science
Space sciences
Technology
Time series
Weather
Date Of Record Release: 2010-08-11 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-05-02 14:46:06 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
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