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Joint US and France project, the TOPEX-Poseidon satellites continuously measures sea surface height. Oceans store and transport solar heat, helping to keep Earth's climate in balance. The overall shape of the oceans' "hills" and "valleys" is called ocean surface topography, or OST. Precise knowledge of OST is essential to predict the effects of catastrophic storms. Educational resources available for all ages and backgrounds. Outstanding animation of OTS also included.

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  • Science > General
  • Education > General

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global climate change,Oceanography,NSDL,ocean circulation,weather,Space sciences,Physical sciences,Education (General),Natural hazards,Space Science,Chemistry,NSDL_SetSpec_2667291,Astronomy,Informal Education,Climate,Middle School,Science,Meteorology,Climatology,Physics,General Public,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061130101509755T,time series,sea level,High School,Physical oceanography,Space science,climate prediction,satellite technology,Education,Technology,Geoscience,Earth science

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English

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