Aquarius/SMAP Optimum Interpolation Maps: SSS Anomaly
The sea surface salinity (SSS) optimum interpolation (OI) product combines observations from NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D and Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) satellite missions into a continuous and consistent multi-satellite SSS data record. View salinity maps.
Thanks to this long, continuous data record, it is possible to compute anomaly data relative to the OI SSS product-based monthly climatology. Climatology data are computed over more than a decade (view climatology maps).
Click on the images (below) for a closer view. From there, you can click the left/right arrows to move from month to month. After you've selected a specific map, you can click on the caption to view salinity data for that month/year.