FAS analysts are getting observation data from instruments on NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites and from the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellites.
What does T/P stand for?
T/P stands for TOPEX/Poseidon
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OSTM/Jason 2's expected lifetime of at least three years will extend into the next decade the continuous record of these data started in 1992 by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, or CNES, with the TOPEX/Poseidon mission.
They analyzed data from a broad array of ocean moorings, floats and shipboard sensors, and supported their results with data from NASA's Jason and Topex/Poseidon satellites.
The curve represents the path of TOPEX/Poseidon as it orbits above.
With 7 years of TOPEX/Poseidon data in hand, Egbert says, the scientists could map tidal currents, looking to see where they scattered into underwater tides, presumably mixing deep water.
The new approach uses the data stream from the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite altimeters, which illuminate a 10-kilometer-wide swath of the earth's surface along the flight path with pulsed microwave radar at a frequency of 13.
OSTM, scheduled to launch from VAFB in mid 2008, is the next-generation ocean altimetry mission to extend the time series of sea surface topography measurements begun by TOPEX/Poseidon (1992-2005) and continued by Jason-1 launched in 2001.
The Jason-2 satellite is the follow-on to the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 satellites.