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Earth Day 2020: Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) from August 2011 through July 2014

This visualization shows sea surface salinity (SSS) data of the oceans from August 2011 through July 2014. The data set used is from the Aquarius satellite. Aquarius is a collaboration between NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina to measure global sea surface salinity (the amount of dissolved salts in water). Measuring salinity can help us better understand the water cycle and can also lead to improved climate models.

This visualization was created in part to support Earth Day 2020 media releases.

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Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
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Data Used:
Multi-scale Ultra-high Resolution (MUR) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis also referred to as: MUR SST
Analysis - JPL PO DAAC - 2016-2020
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version