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Simulated Ocean Salinity Data

Simulated ocean salinity data for NASA's Aquarius instrument. Aquarius, launching this June aboard the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory, will map the salinity of the surface of the global ice-free ocean every seven days for at least three years, providing data on a key missing variable in Earth satellite studies that links ocean circulation, the water cycle and climate.

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Page Last Updated: July 30th, 2014
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