Steven Jayne

KESS - Kuroshio Extension System Study
KESS program webpage

Kuroshio Extension System Study (KESS) is a collaborative effort between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Hawaii. The purpose of KESS is to understand the processes that govern the variability of and the interaction between the Kuroshio Extension and its recirculation gyre. To do this it will employ a large array of in-situ measurements from combination pressure gauge and inverted echo sounders, current meter moorings, and profiling floats, together with satellite altimeter and sea surface temperature data.  more >>

GRACE - Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
University of Texas at Austin GRACE page

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) was launched on March 17, 2002 from the Russian Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The project, a joint effort between NASA and the German Center for Air and Space Flight, aims to produce 60 gravity maps of the Earth during its five year lifespan. The gravity mapping information, which will chart the evolution of gravity over time, has many applications ranging from oceanography to hydrology and glaciology.

ABYSS - Altimetric Bathymetry from Surface Slopes
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab ABYSS page

NASA TOPEX/Jason page