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Radar altimetry catches new wave with GOCE

28 October 2013

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Gravity data from the GOCE mission are enabling other satellites to see ocean surface topography and currents.

The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has been orbiting Earth since March 2009.

GOCE is well known for mapping our planet's gravity with unrivalled precision, but its second mission objective as an 'ocean circulation explorer' is now coming into focus.

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