Aquarius Sees the Gulf of Mexico

Gary Lagerloef

Earth and Space Research

Dr. Lagerloef completed a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography at the University of Washington in 1984. In 1995, he co-founded Earth and Space Research, a non-profit scientific research institute in Seattle where he has developed several research projects devoted to studies of the upper ocean dynamics and climate variability using satellites.

Webinar Clip
In this clip, Dr. Lagerloef, Principal Investigator for the NASA Aquarius satellite mission, describes an interesting salinity feature in the Gulf of Mexico in September 2011. Using the earliest data collected from the satellite, Dr. Lagerloef is able to point out that these features in the Gulf are not just anomalies, as scientists had previously thought. This was confirmed using a combination of weather (Hurricane Lee) and river discharge data.

Full webinar: What Is Aquarius Data Telling Us? (Part 2)

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