Aquarius Maps: Sea Surface Salinity (Climatology)

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, January Months, 2012-2015

    January Months, 2012-2015

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, February Months, 2012-2015

    February Months, 2012-2015

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, March Months, 2012-2015

    March Months, 2012-2015

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, April Months, 2012-2015

    April Months, 2012-2015

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, May Months, 2012-2015

    May Months, 2012-2015

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, June Months, 2012-2014

    June Months, 2012-2014

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, July Months, 2012-2014

    July Months, 2012-2014

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, August Months, 2011-2014

    August Months, 2011-2014

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, September Months, 2011-2014

    September Months, 2011-2014

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, October Months, 2011-2014

    October Months, 2011-2014

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, November Months, 2011-2014

    November Months, 2011-2014

  • Climatology map of sea surface salinity, December Months, 2011-2014

    December Months, 2011-2014

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Slideshow: Monthly climatology maps of sea surface salinity (hover over images to pause the slideshow).

These composite maps show global sea surface salinity averaged by month and by season. Click on the images (below) for a closer view.

In these maps, reds show higher salinity (40 grams per kilogram) and purples show relatively low salinity (30 grams per kilogram).

V5 is based on the latest algorithms developed by the Aquarius Calibration/Validation working group. These maps are produced using software written by Joel Gales, John Wilding, and others at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Monthly Climatology Maps

Global sea surface salinity, January 2012-2015
January Months
2012-2015
Global sea surface salinity, February 2012-2015
February Months
2012-2015
Global sea surface salinity, March 2012-2015
March Months
2012-2015
Global sea surface salinity, April 2012-2015
April Months
2012-2015
Global sea surface salinity, May 2012-2015
May Months
2012-2015
Global sea surface salinity, June 2012-2014
June Months
2012-2014
Global sea surface salinity, July 2012-2014
July Months
2012-2014
Global sea surface salinity, August 2011-2014
August Months
2011-2014
Global sea surface salinity, September 2011-2014
September Months
2011-2014
Global sea surface salinity, October 2011-2014
October Months
2011-2014
Global sea surface salinity, November 2011-2014
November Months
2011-2014
Global sea surface salinity, December 2011-2014
December Months
2011-2014

Seasonal Climatology Maps

Global sea surface salinity, Summer 2011-2014
Summer Months
2011-2014
Global sea surface salinity, Autumn 2011-2014
Autumn Months
2011-2014
Global sea surface salinity, Spring 2012-2014
Spring Months
2012-2014
Global sea surface salinity, Winter 2011-2015
Winter Months
2011-2015
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