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Launched in December 2001, the Jason-1 spacecraft uses microwaves to monitor the height of the water of the Earth’s oceans. This information helps scientists understand weather patterns like El Niño, predict the formation of hurricanes, and observe the mean height of the oceans as they rise due to climate change.

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Date Of Record Release 2011-03-08 18:07:23
Description Launched in December 2001, the Jason-1 spacecraft uses microwaves to monitor the height of the water of the Earth’s oceans. This information helps scientists understand weather patterns like El Niño, predict the formation of hurricanes, and observe the mean height of the oceans as they rise due to climate change.
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Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Keyword Satellite, Mission, Oceans, El Nino, La Nina, Hurricanes, Weather patterns
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Date Of Record Creation 2011-03-08 17:52:01
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Date Last Modified 2011-03-08 18:07:23
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-03-08 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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