Aquarius Satellite Data Swaths

Aquarius Satellite Data Swaths
Created by: ryancope10
Aquarius is a focused satellite mission to measure global Sea Surface Salinity. Soon after its 10-Jun-11 launch, it began providing the global view of salinity variability needed for climate studies. The Aquarius / SAC-D mission is being developed by NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina (Comision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, CONAE). The satellite model depicted in this animation is an artist rendition and intentionally exaggerated so as to remain visible as it flies around the globe. Had the satellite model been rendered true-to-scale, it would not be visible when we pull out to see the full earth.

[SOURCE: NASA/Scientific Visualization Studio]
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