Salinity

SMOS: Measuring seawater salinity from space

Sea-surface salinity and ocean circulation

Surface seawater salinty plays a great role in ocean circulation and Earth's water cycle. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinty mission by the European Space Agency ESA, SMOS, helps scientists and researchers understand this relationship better by measuring seawater salinity from space.

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Wed, 31/12/2014 - 08:37

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Satellite imagery show origins of giant underwater waves

NASA's satellite Terra ASTER radiometer captured an image of internal waves

Satellite imagery helps scientists investigate underwater waves. Internal waves can tower hundreds of feet and have great impact on climate and ocean’s ecosystems.

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Thu, 09/01/2014 - 11:28

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How Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellites tracked Sandy

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission showed its versatility by capturing unique measurements of Hurricane Sandy, that hit the Caribbean and northeastern US in late October 2012.

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Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:36
Wed, 11/14/2012
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