News Articles with Category: Nasa Project: SPURS

Seaglider #189 Away!

September 14, 2012 - via NASA Earth Observatory In addition to the standard suite of measurements, the SPURS Seagliders are carrying brand new temperature microstructure probes. These are intended to measure turbulence in the upper ocean over nearly 2000 km (more than 1000 nautical miles) of track through the ocean by each vehicle on each mission.

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NASA/WHOI to Explore Link Between Sea Saltiness and Climate

September 6, 2012 - via Subsea World News To learn more about what drives salinity, the SPURS researchers will deploy an array of instruments and platforms, including autonomous gliders, sensor-laden buoys and unmanned underwater vehicles.

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Map is salt of the Earth — or of Earth's oceans, anyways

September 26, 2011 - via MSNBC OurAmazingPlanet Just 3 months after launch, NASA instrument on satellite working better than expected

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Ocean measurements by UW will be part of just-launched satellite mission

June 21, 2011 - via APL/UW By monitoring changes in salinity in the oceans, scientists will learn about the effects of precipitation, melting ice, river runoff and evaporation. Melting ice and rain, for example, adds freshwater, decreasing salinity, while evaporation draws fresh water out, increasing it.

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Sensing Salt on the Sea - No More Grainy Pictures

June 8, 2011 - via Discovery.com Scientists have long known that the saltiness of sea water is critical to ocean circulation patterns, to the Earth's water cycle and to global climate.

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NASA Goes Below the Surface to Understand Salinity

June 7, 2011 - via NASA JPL Scientists will set their sights on taking an unprecedented variety of measurements around one of the saltiest spots in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS) experiment, in concert with NASA’s Aquarius mission.

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