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Aquarius Mission composite image: 25-Aug-11 to 05-May-15
Aquarius Mission Composite Image: 25-Aug-11 to 05-May-15 [more]
Radiometer measurement geometry of the Aquarius sensor
Radiometer Measurement Geometry of the Aquarius Sensor [more]
SMAP measurement geometry showing radiometer and low-resolution radar swath
SMAP Measurement Geometry Showing Radiometer and Low-Resolution Swath [more]
Composite image of sea surface salinity
Aquarius Mission Composite Image: 25-Aug-11 to 05-May-15 [more]
Swath size cut by the RADAR and radiometer on SMAP
SMAP Antenna Beam Footprint [more]
SMAP instrument
SMAP Instrument [more]
SMAP sea surface salinity data
SMAP Sea Surface Salinity - June 12, 2015 [more]
Aquarius AGU 2015
Aquarius at AGU 2015 - Hyperwall [more]
2012 Global ocean surface salinity map
Long Term Composite Image: 01-Jan-12 to 31-Dec-12 [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D logo
Aquarius/SAC-D Logo [more]
Long-term composite image: 25-Aug-11 to 07-Jul-12
Long-Term Composite Image: 25-Aug-11 to 07-Jul-12 [more]
Ocean salinity structure
Aquarius Satellite Maps Ocean Salinity Structure [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D tracks
Aquarius/SAC-D Tracks [more]
Brightness temperature vs. sea surface temperature
Brightness Temperature vs. Sea Surface Temperature [more]
Ground station in Córdoba, Argentina (view at night)
Ground Station in Córdoba, Argentina (View at Night) [more]
Three-month average composite global image of sea surface salinity
Long-Term Composite Image: 28-Aug-11 to 29-Nov-11 [more]
Average salinity from historical ship and buoy data
Average Salinity From Historical Ship and Buoy Data [more]
Comparison of historical and simulated sea surface salinity
Comparison of Historical and Simulated Sea Surface Salinity [more]
The Earth science satellites of NASA (2011)
The Earth Science Satellites of NASA (2011) [more]
Global map of ocean salinity
First Light Map [more]
Launch of Aquarius/SAC-D satellite
Launch of Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D satellite in launch fairing
Aquarius/SAC-D Satellite in Launch Fairing [more]
Aquarius instrument at Vandenberg Air Force Base
Aquarius Instrument at Vandenberg Air Force Base [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D inside environmental test chamber
Aquarius/SAC-D Inside Environmental Test Chamber [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D outside environmental test chamber
Aquarius/SAC-D Outside Environmental Test Chamber [more]
Nine-month average composite global image of sea surface salinity
Long-Term Composite Image: 25-Aug-11 to 04-Jun-12 [more]
Aquarius instrument
Aquarius Instrument [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D - stowed and deployed configurations
Aquarius/SAC-D - Stowed and Deployed Configurations [more]
Evaporation and precipitation in the western hemisphere
Evaporation and Precipitation in the Western Hemisphere [more]
Annual mean surface salinity
Annual Mean Surface Salinity Data [more]
Visualization of Aquarius/SAC-D solar panels
Visualization of Aquarius/SAC-D Solar Panels [more]
Surface salinities of the oceans
Surface Salinities of the Oceans [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D in INVAP Clean Room
Aquarius/SAC-D in INVAP Clean Room [more]
Tropical Storm Lee
Aquarius Detects Possible Effects of Tropical Storm Lee [more]
Aquarius instrument in JPL Clean Room
Aquarius Instrument in JPL Clean Room [more]
Water cycle diagram
Water Cycle Diagram [more]
Sea surface temperature of the Gulf Stream
Sea Surface Temperature of the Gulf Stream [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D illustration
Artist Depiction of Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory in Orbit [more]
Average historical sea surface salinity values
Global Sea Surface Salinity Values [more]
HMS Challenger
H.M.S Challenger [more]
Historical surface salinity measurements
Historical Surface Salinity Measurements [more]
Water cycle effects on ocean salinity
Water Cycle Effects on Ocean Salinity [more]
Evaporation minus precipitation
Evaporation Minus Precipitation 1981-2002 [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory diagram
Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory Diagram [more]
Schematic diagram of Aquarius in deploy-ready mode
Schematic Diagram of Aquarius in Deploy-ready Mode [more]
Geophysical factors that need to be included in the retrieval of salinity form a sensor in space
Geophysical Contributions to Satellite Salinity Measurements [more]
CONAE service platform and instruments and the Aquarius satellite
CONAE and NASA Components of the Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory [more]
Aquarius instrument diagram
Aquarius Instrument Diagram [more]
Front view of the prototype salinity instrument PALS
Aquarius Prototype, PALS [more]
Mission operations center
Mission Operations Center, Córdoba, Argentina [more]
Command and telemetry antenna, Córdoba, Argentina
Command and Telemetry Antenna, Córdoba, Argentina [more]
Aquarius Prototype in C-130
Aquarius Prototype in C-130 [more]
Visualization of the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft
Visualization of the Aquarius/SAC-D Spacecraft [more]
Aquarius PI Gary Lagerloef standing in front of SAC-D
Aquarius PI Gary Lagerloef and the SAC-D Service Platform [more]
Average evaporation minus precipitation
Average Evaporation Minus Precipitation [more]
Passive-Active L- and S-band (PALS) sensor - Aircraft validation
Passive-Active L- and S-Band (PALS) Sensor - Aircraft Validation [more]
Global sea surface temperature values
Global Sea Surface Temperature Values [more]
Global sea surface salinity
Optimally Interpolated Sea Surface Salinity (OISS) Animation [more]
Amazon plume
Amazon River Freshwater Discharge [more]
Global sea surface salinity
RSS SMAP Sea Surface Salinity 70km 8-Day Global Animation [more]
SMAP in Earth orbit
SMAP in Earth Orbit [more]
Global map of sea surface density
Aquarius Sea Surface Density [more]
Global map of sea surface density
Aquarius Sea Surface Density (Mollweide) [more]
Global map of sea surface temperature
Aquarius Sea Surface Temperature [more]
Global map of sea surface temperature
Aquarius Sea Surface Temperature (Mollweide) [more]
Global map of sea surface alkalinity
Ocean Alkalinity, 2011 to 2015 [more]
Global map of sea surface salinity
Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, 2011-2015 (Flat Map) [more]
Global map of sea surface salinity
Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, 2011-2015 (Mollweide) [more]
SMAP satellite
Launch, Deploy and Scan Pattern of the SMAP Satellite [more]
Global sea surface salinity
Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, 2011-2014 (Rotating Globe) [more]
Global sea surface salinity
Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, 2011-2014 (Flat Map) [more]
Global map of soil moisture
Aquarius Soil Moisture (Narrated) [more]
Global map of soil moisture
Aquarius Soil Moisture [more]
Global map of soil moisture
Aquarius Soil Moisture [more]
Global wind speed
Seasonal Variation of Wind Speed [more]
Dr. Gary Lagerloef
KCTS Interview with Gary Lagerloef, Part 1 [more]
Artist’s depiction of the Aquarius satellite
KCTS Interview with Gary Lagerloef, Part 2 [more]
Satellites currently observing Earth systems
KCTS Interview with Gary Lagerloef, Part 3 [more]
KCTS Public Television interviews Gary Lagerloef
KCTS Interview with Gary Lagerloef, Part 4 [more]
KCTS Public Television interviews Gary Lagerloef
KCTS Interview with Gary Lagerloef, Part 5 [more]
Global view of sea surface salinity
Composite Movie Showing the First Year of Aquarius Data
Flat map projection of Aquarius sea surface salinity
Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity Flat Maps 2012 [more]
Global view of sea surface salinity
Changes in Global Sea Surface Salinity [more]
Global view of sea surface salinity
Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity Tour 2012 (Spanish Language) [more]
Global view of sea surface salinity
Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity Tour 2012 (English Language) [more]
Surface currents on the Atlantic Ocean
Perpetual Ocean [more]
Global view of sea surface salinity
Global View of Sea Surface Salinity From September to December 2011 [more]
Ocean currents
Temperature and Surface Currents: Atlantic & Eastern Pacific Ocean [more]
Ocean currents
Temperature and Surface Currents: Indian & Western Pacific Ocean [more]
Orbits of NASA’s fleet of Earth remote sensing observatories in November 2011
Hyperwall Show: Earth Observing Fleet with Suomi NPP and Aquarius [more]
Thermohaline circulation
Thermohaline Circulation Using Improved Flow Field [more]
Global view of sea surface salinity
Aquarius Yields NASA’s First Global Map of Ocean Salinity [more]
Data swaths made by the Aquarius instrument
Collection of Data Swaths Using the Aquarius Instrument [more]
Global view of sea surface salinity
Large Scale Salinity Distribution Features Measured by Aquarius [more]
Woman meditating by the sea
Power of Sea Salt [more]
Aquarius/SAC-D soars into orbit
Launch of Aquarius! (YouTube) [more]
Movie title page
Aquarius Launch Update: Episode 5 [more]
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Aquarius/SAC-D Delta II Post-Launch News Conference (UStream)
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NASA Aquarius Mission Launch (UStream)
Movie title page
Aquarius Prepares for Launch: Episode 4 [more]
Eric Lindstrom
Aquarius Pre-Launch News Conference and Science Briefing (UStream)
Movie title page
Aquarius Prepares for Launch: Episode 3 [more]
Movie title page
Aquarius Prepares for Launch: Episode 2 [more]
Movie title page
Aquarius Pre-Launch Briefing From NASA HQ (UStream)
Movie title page
Aquarius: Studying the Salt of the Sea [more]
Ocean circulation
Ocean Circulation [more]
Artist depiction of the Aquarius satellite in orbit
Aquarius Satellite & Data Pre-launch Beauty Shot [more]
Artist depiction of the Aquarius satellite in orbit
Aquarius [more]
Ocean view
Water Cycle [more]
Ocean view
Climate [more]
Movie title page
Aquarius Prepares for Launch: Episode 1 [more]
Susan Lozier
Importance of Salinity [more]
Susan Lozier
Fluids that Moderate Climate [more]
Susan Lozier
Salinity and Climate [more]
Earth’s temperature as seen from space
Satellites View Earth in a Different Light [more]
Ocean view at sunset
Monitoring Impacts By Satellite [more]
Satellite view of Earth
Viewing Phytoplankton From Space [more]
Susan Lozier
Excitement About Aquarius Launch [more]
Susan Lozier
Aquarius Satellite Sensor [more]
Susan Lozier
How Aquarius Works [more]
Susan Lozier
Oceanographers Will "Catch Up" [more]
Movie cover (clouds)
Climate Change and the Global Ocean [more]
Susan Lozier
Getting the Full Picture [more]
Susan Lozier
Ocean Overturning and Heat Distribution [more]
Waves along the shore
Viewing Ocean Change by Satellite [more]
Susan Lozier
Geographic Variation in Salinity [more]
Susan Lozier
Density Effects [more]
Earth
Salt of the Earth: Salinity, Temperature & Density [more]
Ocean circulation
Salt of the Earth: Ocean Atmosphere Circulation Helps Moderate Climate [more]
Kayaker on the ocean
Salt of the Earth: Climate Change Impacts on Salinity [more]
Melting ice
Melting Ice, Rising Seas: Global Warming & Ocean Change [more]
Research station
Melting Ice, Rising Seas: Studying Change in Ice Sheets & Glaciers [more]
Sea ice
Melting Ice, Rising Seas: Ice Melt & Sea Level Rise [more]
Melting ice
Melting Ice, Rising Seas: Coastal Impacts of Sea Level Rise [more]
Movie cover page (ice sheet)
Melting Ice, Rising Seas [more]
Salt shakers
Salt of the Earth [more]
Rain along the coast
Water, Water Everywhere: Condensation & Precipitation [more]
Waves along the shore
Water, Water Everywhere: Sun Fuels Evaporation [more]
Artist’s depiction of the water cycle
The Water Cycle [more]
Lake bed
Water, Water Everywhere: Water Cycle & Climate Change [more]
Movie cover (shoreline)
Water, Water Everywhere! [more]
Carbon dioxide molecules
Keeping Up With Carbon [more]
Ocean circulation
Thermohaline Circulation - The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt [more]
Earth
Sea Surface Density [more]
Earth
Sea Surface Temperature [more]
Earth
Sea Surface Salinity [more]
Block diagram of the water cycle
The Carbon Cycle [more]
Animation showing locations of the ARGO buoy array
ARGO Float Animation [more]

Podcasts: 4

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Impact of Climate Change on Ocean Chemistry Has Far Reaching Effects
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Mission Development Since the First Light Image
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Oceans and Climate Change
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Mapping the Salt of the Sea

Slideshows: 12

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Scenes from the JPL Clean Room
Scenes from the JPL Clean Room [more]
Observatory integration and testing
Observatory Integration and Testing [more]
Shipment to Sáo José dos Campos, Brazil
Shipment to Sáo José dos Campos, Brazil [more]
Final environmental testing
Final Environmental Testing [more]
Transport to Vandenburg AFB
Transport to Vandenburg AFB [more]
Observatory integration
Observatory Integration [more]
Launch activities
Launch Activities [more]
Aquarius presentations
Aquarius Presentations [more]
Aquarius Pre-Launch Workshop
Aquarius Pre-Launch Workshop [more]
JPL Salinity Workshop
JPL Salinity Workshop [more]
Aquarius scientist receives international award
Aquarius Scientist Receives International Award [more]