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

  • Released Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:16AM
View full credits

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.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio


This visualization can be found in the following series:

Datasets used in this visualization

Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details, nor the data sets themselves on our site.