AGU and Ocean Sciences Meetings

February 21-26, 2016
New Orleans, LA
URL: http://osm.agu.org/2016/
Documents: 54

The 2016 Ocean Sciences meeting covering topics in all areas of the ocean sciences discipline. More than 50 presentations and posters referenced Aquarius and/or ocean salinity. Content focused on data analysis, global observations, and trend evaluation.

Scientific Program | Documents

December 15-19, 2014
San Francisco, California
URL: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2014/
Documents: 46

Forty six presentations and posters were featured during four "Ocean Salinity and Water Cycle Variability and Change" sessions at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Held on Thursday, December 18th, presentations included science results from the initial 3-year prime mission; an overview of SMOS salinity; details on algorithms, validation and applications of the Aquarius sensor; mixed layer variability and subduction in the SPURS Area; and ocean-to-ocean dissimilarities of salty subtropical surface water.

Program Book | Documents

February 23-28, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
URL: http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2014/default.asp
Documents: 68

Held at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in February 2014, the Ocean Salinity and Water Cycle Variability and Change Session (073) highlighted a wide range of current research investigating ocean variability and change related to ocean salinity, an important driver of ocean circulation and a key indicator of the global water cycle. Content was focused on observing platforms that provide comprehensive salinity data while extending the scope of ocean and climate research such as the SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) satellite (launched in November 2009) and the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite (launched in June 2011). These satellite observations are complemented by in-situ observations from the Argo array, which measures sub-surface salinity (and temperature) and the process-oriented field experiment SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study, 2012-2013) in the salinity maximum of the North Atlantic.

These recent observations, along with historical measurements, are revolutionizing the view of the ocean on short (hourly, daily to seasonal) and longer (climate, >30-year) timescales. The session involved studies on oceanic variability and change, using observational and model-based approaches, over all timescales and with a key focus on salinity along with temperature and other ocean-state variables.

Agenda | Documents

December 3-7, 2012
San Francisco, California
URL: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/
Documents: 16

Sixteen oral presentations were featured during two "Science Results from the Aquarius and SMOS Ocean Salinity Missions" sessions at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Held on Monday, December 3rd, presentations included: early results from the first 15 months of Aquarius data; inter-comparisons between Aquarius and the European Space Agency's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite; details on algorithms, calibration, and validation of both sensors; and information about complementary in-water programs such as Argo and Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS).

Agenda | Documents