Frontiers in submesoscale ocean physics through Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Nationwide Aeronautics and House Administration (NASA)
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3/1/2024 6:00:59 PM Japanese Time Zone


The oceanography crew of the Floor Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission at JPL invitations motivated postdoctoral candidates to affix the crew to work on SWOT-related oceanography tasks.

The SWOT mission efficiently launched the satellite tv for pc in December 2022. That is the primary satellite tv for pc mission that produces wide-swath altimetry measurements with a excessive spatial decision. Early outcomes present very promising measurements that can be utilized to considerably advance numerous areas together with fine-scale ocean processes over the open ocean in addition to coastal and cryosphere boundaries.

Nevertheless, challenges lie forward. Being a pathfinder mission, SWOT requires rigorous measurement validation. As well as, high-resolution swaths with an extended revisit time (~10 days in mid-latitude), leads to challenges within the software of SWOT SSH to ocean and local weather sciences. Validating, analyzing, and making use of SWOT SSH would require progressive approaches that contain making use of geospatial analyses, information assimilation and/or machine studying together with different distant sensing and in-situ information, and the insights into geophysical fluid dynamics.

There are rewarding alternatives to make a huge impact by progressive evaluation of the unprecedented SWOT measurements in addition to in-situ measurements. 

Area of Science:

  • Earth Science


Jinbo Wang
[email protected]
(818) 354-5936


Eligibility Necessities

  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Diploma: Doctoral Diploma.

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