Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity 2011-2014 - Flat Maps

  • Released Thursday, November 6, 2014
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The Aquarius spacecraft is designed to measure global sea surface salinity. It is important to understand salinity, the amount of dissolved salts in water, because it will lead us to better understanding of the water cycle and can lead to improved climate models. Aquarius is a collaboration between NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina

This visualization celebrates over three years of successful Aquarius observations. Sea surface salinity is shown on a flat map using simple cartesian and extended Molleide projections. Versions are included with and without grid lines, and in both Altantic-centered and Pacific-centered projections.

The range of time shown is September 2011 through September 2014. This visualization was generated based on version 3.0 of the Aquarius data products.

Print resolution still - Rectangular flat map projection (Atlantic-centered) showing Sea Surface Salinity measurements taken by Aquarius.

Print resolution still - Rectangular flat map projection (Atlantic-centered) showing Sea Surface Salinity measurements taken by Aquarius.

Aquarius color bar showing salinity range from 30 to 40 PSU, going from blue to green to red.

Aquarius color bar showing salinity range from 30 to 40 PSU, going from blue to green to red.

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Thursday, November 6, 2014.
This page was last updated on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 12:05 AM EST.


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