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Title: NASA Aquarius: Sea Surface Salinity from Space Education & Public Outreach
Url: http://aquarius.umaine.edu/cgi/education.htm
Creator: deCharon, Annette
Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
Description: Aquarius is a focused satellite mission to measure global sea surface salinity. Launching in 2009, this mission will provide the first global map of sea surface salinity with unprecedented accuracy, resolution and coverage. The importance of salinity measurements in understanding coastal ocean processes is critical. Because of its dynamic range in the coastal oceans, salinity is a critical factor in understanding and predicting biological and physical processes and their interactions with the food Web, climate, and global water cycle. Aquarius’s pioneering efforts to deliver the “missing pieces of the climate puzzle” will undoubtedly intrigue informal audiences via the activities and information contained in this Website. Moreover, climate and its influence on humankind is an integral part of K-16 formal education and common to national learning standards. The goal of the Education and Outreach component of Aquarius is to teach fundamental concepts about salinity variations and the role these changes play in controlling global ocean circulation and Earth’s climate. Education products will appear as modules addressing the mission’s goals and purpose, augment existing El Nino/La Nina materials with salinity based content, provide on-line interactive tools demonstrating environmental change through data sets and in situ time-series analysis, and engage students in activities designed to demonstrate salt-water interactions.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Chemical oceanography -- Salinity
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Study and teaching
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface water
GEM Subject: Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Earth science
Social studies -- Geography
Key Concept: Oceanography -- Salinity
Oceanography -- Temperature
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Primary Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
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Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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