How salty is your ocean? How loose is your plume?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AQUARIUS! You’ve been measuring sea surface salinity from space for over a year now.  It must feel good to be a grown up satellite giving oceanographers a whole new view of the ocean. Keep on tracking that fresh Amazon Plume, the salty subtropical seas and seasonal freshening in northern latitudes due to melting sea ice. You go girl!

Dr. Martini (131 Posts)

Kim is a Physical Oceanographer at the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2010. Her goal in life is to throw expensive s**t in the ocean. When not at sea, she uses observations from moored, satellite and land-based instruments to understand the pathways that wind and tidal energy take from large (internal tides) to small scales (turbulence).

2 comments on “How salty is your ocean? How loose is your plume?
  1. Wonderful video – I loved it! Feels like a teaser – I want so much more. Thanks so much for posting this.

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