28 February 2013

The Oceans Like You Have Never Seen Them Before

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Here is what NASA had to say about this video-
This video provides a global tour of sea surface salinity using measurements taken by NASA’s Aquarius instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft, from December 2011 through December 2012. Red represents areas of high salinity, while blue represents areas of low salinity. Aquarius is a focused effort to measure sea surface salinity and will provide the global view of salinity variability needed for climate studies. The mission is a collaboration between NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales).

Hat tip to my friend Joe Witte at NASA Goddard for this.