Highlights

Salinity observations are a key ingredient for studying our ocean and its ties to Earth's atmosphere. In synergy with other ocean-observing satellites and in-situ instruments, salinity data have been used to better understand ocean circulation, the water cycle, and climate. Findings here highlight the application of salinity data to address societally relevant issues such as land-sea linkages and the mixing of river plumes along the paths of hurricanes.


Map of annual averaged surface TA
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Monitoring Total Alkalinity & Ocean Acidification

Total alkalinity (TA) is needed to assess ocean acidification

Cloudy day along the coast
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Salinity & Soil Moisture: Water Cycle Links

Water evaporating from the ocean sustains precipitation on land

High Latitudes

Salinity is a "key ingredient" for high-latitude ocean ecological communities