Jason-1, a satellite that for more than a decade precisely tracked rising sea levels across a vast sweep of ocean has ended its useful life after circling the globe more than 53,500 times, NASA announced Wednesday.
Since its launch, Jason-1 recorded a rise of nearly 1.6 inches in global sea levels that are “a critical measure of climate change and a direct result of global warming,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
I question that statement.
Who is telling the truth here? Unfortunately, I don’t trust NASA’s interpretation of the numbers.
Also, Jason-1 discovered many previously unknown underwater volcanoes
“A 406-day scan completed on June 17 led to the discovery of many underwater seamounts,” researchers said.
Seamounts are “extinct” underwater volcanoes. There are an estimated 100,000 seamounts across the globe, with only a few having been studied, says Wikipedia.
Complete article about Jason-1:
Thanks to Bob Knows for this link
* What is Envisat?
According to the European Space Agency (ESA) website, Envisat is the largest Earth Observation spacecraft ever built. Launched in 2002, it carries ten sophisticated optical and radar instruments to provide continuous observation and monitoring of the Earth’s land, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps. Envisat data collectively provide a wealth of information on the workings of the Earth system, including insights into factors contributing to climate change.
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“Evidently NASA doesn’t want to continue reporting falling ocean levels, so they shut down their measuring satellite,” says Bob.