Aquarius Mission

  • Released Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
  • Updated Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 12:00AM


During its nominal three-year mission, Aquarius will map the salinity at the ocean surface to improve our understanding of Earth's water cycle and ocean circulation. Aquarius will help scientists see how freshwater moves between the ocean and the atmosphere. It will monitor changes in the water cycle due to rainfall, evaporation, ice melting, and river runoff.

Aquarius Spacecraft


Water Cycle

Ocean Circulation


Aquarius Documents and Images