Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity
The Aquarius spacecraft is designed to measure global sea surface salinity. It is important to understand salinity, the amount of dissolved salts in water, because it will lead us to better understanding of the water cycle and can lead to improved climate models. Aquarius is a collaboration between NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina.
This visualization celebrates over a year of successful Aquarius observations and was generated based on version 2.0 of the Aquarius data products with all 3 scanning beams.
Read more and see the visualization.
Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio