Contact: Maria-Jose Vinas
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's Aquarius instrument has been orbiting the Earth for a year, measuring changes in salinity, or salt concentration, in the surface of the oceans. The Aquarius team released last September this first global map of ocean saltiness, a composite of the first two and a half weeks of data since the instrument became operational on Aug. 25.
Credit: Credit: NASA/GSFC/JPL-Caltech
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