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

  • Released Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
This page was last updated on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 12:08 AM EDT.


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