Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity 2011-2014 - Rotating Globes
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- Kel Elkins
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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 spinning globe (with and without grid lines).
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.
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Kel Elkins (USRA) [Lead]
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
- Gary Lagerloef (ESR)
- Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC)
- Norman Kuring (NASA/GSFC)
SeriesThis visualization can be found in the following series:
Datasets used in this visualization
Aquarius SSS (A.K.A. Sea Surface Salinity) (Collected with the Microwave Radiometer sensor)
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