Aquarius Maps: Sea Surface Salinity (Southern Hemisphere)

  • Sea surface salinity, August 2011

    August 2011

  • Sea surface salinity, September 2011

    September 2011

  • Sea surface salinity, October 2011

    October 2011

  • Sea surface salinity, November 2011

    November 2011

  • Sea surface salinity, December 2011

    December 2011

  • Sea surface salinity, January 2012

    January 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, February 2012

    February 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, March 2012

    March 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, April 2012

    April 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, May 2012

    May 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, June 2012

    June 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, July 2012

    July 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, August 2012

    August 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, September 2012

    September 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, October 2012

    October 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, November 2012

    November 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, December 2012

    December 2012

  • Sea surface salinity, January 2013

    January 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, February 2013

    February 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, March 2013

    March 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, April 2013

    April 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, May 2013

    May 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, June 2013

    June 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, July 2013

    July 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, August 2013

    August 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, September 2013

    September 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, October 2013

    October 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, November 2013

    November 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, December 2013

    December 2013

  • Sea surface salinity, January 2014

    January 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, February 2014

    February 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, March 2014

    March 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, April 2014

    April 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, May 2014

    May 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, June 2014

    June 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, July 2014

    July 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, August 2014

    August 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, September 2014

    September 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, October 2014

    October 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, November 2014

    November 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, December 2014

    December 2014

  • Sea surface salinity, January 2015

    January 2015

  • Sea surface salinity, February 2015

    February 2015

  • Sea surface salinity, March 2015

    March 2015

  • Sea surface salinity, April 2015

    April 2015

  • Sea surface salinity, May 2015

    May 2015

  • Sea surface salinity, June 2015

    June 2015

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

V5 is based on the latest algorithms developed by the Aquarius Calibration/Validation working group. These maps are produced by Norman Kuring, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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

Click here to view a slideshow of sea surface salinity in the northern hemisphere.

Click here to see a movie showing a year of Aquarius data in Mollweide projection (Dec 2011 - Dec 2012).

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