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Getting the Full Picture
Source: NASA Aquarius
[22-Feb-10] Dr. Susan Lozier (Professor of Ocean Sciences, Duke University): "Up until now when we've been trying to understand how density changes impact ocean circulation, we've really just had half the picture. Because we've just be able to look at our global coverage of temperature.
But with the Aquarius mission, we'll be able to complete that other half. We'll be able to look at the salinity information; and the salinity combined with temperature will give us the information about the density field."
Susan Lozier
Dr. Susan Lozier, Physical Oceanographer and the Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. Download this movie.