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Global map of sea surface salinity
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Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, 2011-2015 (Mollweide)
[14-Sep-15] This visualization shows the complete observations of sea surface salinity taken during the life span (September 2011 through May 2015) of the Aquarius spacecraft. Sea surface salinity is shown ranging from 30 to 40 Practical Salinity Units (PSU) (from blue to green to red) on a flat map using extended Molleide projection Version 4.0 of the Aquarius data products. White colors shown in the animation are annual polar ice formation and melting. (00:00:52) Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio.