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Seasat Mission Overview

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Science  29 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4400, pp. 1405-1406
DOI: 10.1126/science.204.4400.1405

Abstract

During some 3 months of orbital operations, Seasat collected a unique set of global synoptic data on ocean winds, waves, temperature, and topography. All indications from a preliminary analysis of these data are that most of the mission's proof-of-concept objective—the demonstration of nearly all-weather microwave surveillance of the world's oceans—will be met.