A Pinch Of Salt From Space

  • Released Tuesday, August 23, 2011
  • Updated Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 12:35PM
  • ID: 10771

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What does salinity have to do with ocean currents and climate change?

Aquarius' orbit and swath of salinity measurements will provide complete coverage of the oceans every seven days.

The impact of salinity on deep ocean circulation makes it a crucial climate influence to measure.

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Rainfall differences make the Atlantic saltier than the Pacific, seen in lighter versus darker areas of this salinity map based on ship data.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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