Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jason-3 launched 17 January 2016. It is the 4th in a series of altimetric satellites, starting with TOPEX/Poseidon in 1992, that is jointly operated by NASA and CNES along with NOAA and EUMETSAT. Jason-3 continues the legacy of measuring sea level and understanding climate change. It is also important for operational oceanography, which is used for marine meteorology. [Credit: CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) and Mira Productions].