On Day 2, educators toured the JPL facility, attached scientist-vetted content (e.g., animations and images, news items) to their online concept maps, and conducted "hands on" activities that support workshop themes.
About AquariusAquarius will employ advanced technologies to make NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean salinity across the globe - an important observation for ocean and climate studies. From 650 kilometers (400 miles) above Earth's surface, Aquarius will detect changes in sea surface salinity (SSS) as small as a "pinch" of salt in a gallon of water. The mission is a collaboration between NASA and the Space Agency of Argentina (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales).
Mission Overview Video
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Watch a webinar featuring Principal Investigator Gary Lagerloef and Project Scientist Yi Chao as they prepare for the launch of NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean salinity across the globe - an important observation for ocean and climate studies.
Part I: Yi Chao illustrates the history and technology behind the Aquarius instrument
Part II: Gary Lagerloef explains the science goals and broader implications of studying SSS
Part III: Gary and Yi explain the challenges of studying climate at different time scales
VIEW the Concepts Maps Created at this Workshop