05 Sep '12, 3pm

Follow the blog of NASA's newest exploration of Earth's ocean. #NASAspurs sets sail tomorrow!

Follow the blog of NASA's newest exploration of Earth's ocean. #NASAspurs sets sail tomorrow!

On September 6, a bunch of NASA-funded scientists, and me among them, will depart on an expedition across the North Atlantic Ocean to study salt concentration levels of seawater. But why do we want to spend six weeks at sea measuring ocean saltiness? Hopefully, over the coming months you will come to understand the motivation and get caught up in the action through this blog. My name’s Eric Lindstrom and I am a project scientist for NASA’s Physical Oceanography program . My normal work involves developing and managing NASA’s Physical Oceanography research program. I gave up my career as a seagoing oceanographer to become a manager in our offices in Washington, D.C. However, marrying satellite observations with sea-going oceanography has been a long-term goal of NASA and that’s why I am about to go back to sea, to participate in a research project that merges both fields. E...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Sep '12, 1pm

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