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Salt-seeking spacecraft arrives at launch site

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international spacecraft that will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Aquarius/SAC-D ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Salt-seeking instrument blanketed in silver

(PhysOrg.com) -- Technicians from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., completed the installation of thermal blankets on NASA's Aquarius instrument last week, as the Aquarius/Satelite de Aplicaciones ...

dateJan 25, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Predicting motions and sounds of the ocean

Ocean variability -- the perpetual changing of currents, temperatures, salinity and the contours of the seafloor -- alters the way sound travels through the water. A new analysis of how this variability affects ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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SMOS shines at symposium

Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational. Early results are proving very encouraging with its first observations due to be released in early July.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Warmer climate makes Baltic more salty

Science has long believed that a warmer climate will increase river runoff to the Baltic Sea, thus making the inland sea less salty. However, a new extensive study from the University of Gothenburg reveals that the effect ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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ESA's SMOS water mission goes live

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's SMOS satellite completed its six-month commissioning this week and formally began operational life. This milestone means the mission is now set to provide much-needed global images of ...

dateMay 21, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Jordan River could die by 2011: report

The once mighty Jordan River, where Christians believe Jesus was baptised, is now little more than a polluted stream that could die next year unless the decay is halted, environmentalists said on Monday.

dateMay 02, 2010 in Environment
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