From Sailing Ships to Satellites: Studying Salinity Through A Sensor Web
Date: 02/26/13 7:00 PM ET | 4:00 PM PT - 02/26/13 8:00 PM ET | 5:00 PM PT
Location: Online Webinar
Attendance: Free!

What is a sensor web, and how does it help SPURS? Dr. Eric Lindstrom will take us on an engaging trip through salinity research, revealing how ocean exploration has evolved over time. The SPURS team took part in an international collaborative effort to better understand this fundamental part of the ocean and climate system, and used a combination of approaches to investigate what's happening in the unique "ocean desert" of the North Atlantic. View follow-up webinars here.

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About the Presenter

Eric Lindstrom 
Dr. Eric Lindstrom
Dr. Lindstrom is a Program Scientist in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. He has degrees in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977) and Physical Oceanography from the University of Washington (1983). His scientific interests include circulation of the ocean and air-sea exchange processes.

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