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The SWOT mission

2022-12-09 – Infographic presenting elements to be studied by Canadian scientists with SWOT mission data.

  • Estimate changes in water volume of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands and in river flows.
  • Understand water-related hazards such as floods.
  • Understand the dynamics of estuaries.
  • Measure sea level changes to understand ocean circulation, a critical process linked to climate change.
  • Better map coastal regions and determine the height of tides.
  • Better predict marine conditions, including storm surges and ocean currents, which are important for navigation, fisheries and offshore commercial operations.

*The SWOT mission is led by NASA and France's space agency (CNES) in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency and the United Kingdom Space Agency. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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