Satellite will help scientists understand hurricanes

| 18/12/2008

(NOAA): Scientists around the world now have access to valuable data from a new international satellite, the Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission. This information allows them to closely watch the rateof global sea-level rise and monitor changing ocean features around tropical cyclones. “The sea level is rising at a rate of 3.2 mm/year, nearly twice as fast as the previous 100 years,” said Laury Miller, chief of NOAA’s Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry. Go to article

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