The Aquarius Mission: Key Scientific Connections Between Salinity, the Water Cycle, Ocean Circulation, and Climate
Date: 05/25/11 7:00 pm ET
Location: Online Presentation
Join Principal Investigator Gary Lagerloef and Project Scientist Yi Chao as they prepare for the launch of NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean salinity across the globe - an important observation for ocean and climate studies.
Gary Lagerloef standing in front
of the observatory as it is
boxed for shipment
From 650 kilometers (400 miles) above Earth's surface, Aquarius will detect changes in ocean salinity as small as a "pinch" of salt in a gallon of water. Two weeks before the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite launch, these eminent scientists will be eager to share stories about the technological development of the mission and key scientific connections between salinity, the water cycle, ocean circulation and climate.
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