Global map of sea surface density

Aquarius Sea Surface Density (Mollweide)

Alt Tag: Global map of sea surface density.
Movie Description: Sea surface density is derived from Aquarius science products. Density drives the formation of ocean water masses and three-dimensional ocean circulation. This animation shows the changes of sea surface density from September 7, 2011 to May 20, 2015, shown in a Mollweide projection. Credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio.