What is Jason-3 used for?

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What is Jason-3 used for?

Jason-3 is a satellite mission that supports scientific, commercial and practical applications related to sea level rise, ocean circulation, and climate change. Jason-3 follows the current operational altimeter satellite, Jason-2, in maintaining satellite altimetry observations of global sea surface height.

What does the Jason-3 satellite measure?

Jason-3 can measure climate change via sea surface height because sea surface rise, averaged over annual time scales, is accelerated by warming global temperatures. Ultimately, the benefits of Jason-3 data will transfer to people and to the economy.

What are some of the capabilities of the Jason satellite?

The Jason-1 Earth satellite, which for 11 years mapped sea level, wind speed and wave height for more than 95 percent of Earth’s ice-free ocean, provided new insights into ocean circulation, tracked our rising seas and enabled more accurate weather, ocean and climate forecasts.

What does the Poseidon 3B altimeter instrument used to measure the height level of oceans?

radar altimeter
The Poseidon-3B Altimeter is a radar altimeter that maps sea surface topography used to calculate ocean surface current velocity, wave height, and wind speed.

How many rotations does it take for Landsat 8 to complete a full orbital cycle?

Landsat 8 orbits the the Earth in a sun-synchronous, near-polar orbit, at an altitude of 705 km (438 mi), inclined at 98.2 degrees, and completes one Earth orbit every 99 minutes. The satellite has a 16-day repeat cycle with an equatorial crossing time: 10:00 a.m. +/- 15 minutes.

What is the flagship satellite of NASA’s Earth science missions?

The International Space Station
ISS. The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component was launched into orbit in 1998, with the first long-term residents arriving in November 2000.

What features are mapped by the Topex Poseidon satellite?

Mapped global tides for the first time. Monitored effects of currents on global climate change and produced the first global views of seasonal changes of currents. Monitored large-scale ocean features like Rossby and Kelvin waves and studied such phenomena as El Niño, La Niña, and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

How does radar altimeter work?

A radar altimeter (RA), radio altimeter (RALT), electronic altimeter, or reflection altimeter measures altitude above the terrain presently beneath an aircraft or spacecraft by timing how long it takes a beam of radio waves to travel to ground, reflect, and return to the craft.

Is Landsat 8 multispectral?

The Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) is an optical multispectral push-broom sensor with a focal plane consisting of over 7000 detectors per spectral band.

What is the resolution of Landsat 8?

15 meters
The resolution for Band 8 (panchromatic) is 15 meters. Thermal bands 10 and 11 are useful in providing more accurate surface temperatures and are collected at 100 meters. Approximate scene size is 170 km north-south by 183 km east-west (106 mi by 114 mi).

What is an Earth scientist called?

Geology is the study of the origin, history, and structure of Earth. It also includes the study of the processes that shape Earth. A scientist who studies geology is called a geologist. In most cases, a geologist studies one specific part of the Earth.

What NASA missions are currently studying carbon dioxide?

Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 is the first operational spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide, which is linked to global warming and climate change.

Who are the partners of the Jason 3 mission?

TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 were cooperative missions between NASA and the French space agency, CNES. Additional partners in the Jason-2 mission included NOAA and Eumetsat. Jason-3 continues the international cooperation, with NOAA and Eumetsat leading the efforts, along with partners NASA and CNES.

When was the Jason satellite launched into space?

Launched on January 17, 2016, the mission extends the time series of ocean surface topography measurements (the hills and valleys of the ocean surface) begun by the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite mission in 1992 and continuing through the Jason-1 (launched in 2001) and the OSTM/Jason-2 (launched in 2008) missions.

When did Jason Day break into the top ten?

Day first broke into the world’s top ten in June 2011, rising to world number nine after his runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. In February 2014, Day won his first WGC title, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and would win it for a second time in 2016.

What kind of martial arts does Jason Statham use?

Well trained in Mixed Martial Arts and is an expert in Kickboxing/Jujitsu. Has appeared in three different films in which his character gets attacked with an axe, The Transporter (2002), Transporter 2 (2005) and War (2007).

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