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S-MODE: The Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment

Farrar, J. Thomas and D'Asaro, Eric and Rodriguez, Ernesto and Shcherbina, Andrey and Czech, Erin and Matthias, Paul and Nicholas, Sommer and Bingham, Frederick and Mahedevan, Amala and Omand, Melissa and Rainville, Luc and Lee, Craig and Chelton, Dudley and Samelson, Roger and O'Neill, Larry and Lenain, Luc and Menemenlis, Dimitris and Perkovic-Martin, Dragana and Mouroulis, Pantazis and Gierach, Michelle and Thompson, David and Wineteer, Alexander and Torres, Hector and Klein, Patrice and Thompson, Andrew F. and McWilliams, James C. and Molemaker, Jeroen and Barkan, Roy and Wenegrat, Jacob and Rocha, Cesar and Jacobs, Gregg and D'Addezio, Joseph and de Halleux, Sebastien and Jenkins, Richard (2020) S-MODE: The Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment. In: 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 3533-3536. ISBN 9781728163741.

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The Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) is a NASA Earth Ventures Suborbital Investigation designed to test the hypothesis that kilometer-scale (“submesoscale”) ocean eddies make important contributions to vertical exchange of climate and biological variables in the upper ocean. To test this hypothesis, S-MODE will employ a combination of aircraft-based remote sensing measurements of the ocean surface, measurements from ships, measurements from a variety of autonomous oceanographic platforms, and numerical modeling. The field campaign will consist of two month-long intensive operating periods (IOPs) that will be preceded by a smaller-scale pilot experiment to test and improve operational readiness and to compare measurements made from different platforms. The pilot experiment was delayed because of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, and it is currently planned for October-November 2020.

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Additional Information:© 2020 IEEE. All of the data from the S-MODE program will be made publicly available via the NASA Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC).
Subject Keywords:Ocean eddies, ocean currents, air-sea interaction, remote sensing
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Official Citation:J. T. Farrar et al., "S-MODE: The Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment," IGARSS 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Waikoloa, HI, USA, 2020, pp. 3533-3536, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS39084.2020.9323112
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