NASA Aquarius Webinars

The concepts of salinity, density, circulation, temperature and other fundamental physical processes make up the core of any marine science course. Teaching these topics in an undergraduate classroom can be challenging to any educator. But with more readily available data now being published online, educators and their students can now ask and answer their own questions about the science of the ocean.

The first webinar in the Aquarius Inquiry Education Webinar series, this session focuses on how our ability to construct knowledge about the ocean has evolved over time as the ocean has become increasingly accessible, primarily through the acquisition of satellite data. Dr. Susan Lozier of Duke University gives us a look into her methods for getting students to ask questions and answer them with real ocean data.

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NASA Aquarius Webinars

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The Aquarius Mission:
Bringing Pioneering New Ocean Data to Educators and the Public

June 2011 marked the launch of NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean salinity across the globe - an important observation for ocean and climate studies.…


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The Aquarius Mission:
Bringing Pioneering New Ocean Data to Educators and the Public

June 2011 marked the launch of 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 detects changes in ocean salinity as small as a "pinch" of salt in a gallon of water.

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