Monday, October 17, 2011

Global Map of Ocean Salinity


Aquarius Yields NASA's First Global Map of Ocean Salinity

First global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth’s ocean surface produced by NASA's new Aquarius instrumentThe first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth’s ocean surface produced by NASA's new Aquarius instrument reveals a rich tapestry of global salinity patterns, demonstrating Aquarius' ability to resolve large-scale salinity distribution features clearly and with sharp contrast. Image credit: NASA/GSFC/JPL-Caltech
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