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Science: Webinars

Aquarius works closely with COSEE-Ocean Systems for its Education and Public Outreach endeavors, including the science webinar series described on this page. Click here for our education webinars.

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October 16, 2014
Featuring J.T. Reager (Research Scientist, NASA Grace Mission) and Jorge Vázquez (Oceanographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
As part of NASA's Earth Science Week, scientists involved in two different missions (Aquarius and GRACE) discuss how their synergistic research is used to better understand Earth's water cycle. They also describe a spring flooding event that took place in the central U.S. (2011) and appeared months later as a Gulf of Mexico salinity "freshening" event.

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22 de Noviembre 2013
Con Sandra Torrusio (SAC-D Investigadora Principal en CONAE) , Mónica Rabolli (SAC- D Adjunta Investigadora en CONAE), y Jorge Vázquez (Oceanógrafo en la NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
¿Qué tipo de preguntas científicas podemos responder con datos sobre el océano recogidos desde el espacio? El 22 de noviembre de 2013, tres científicos investigadores de la misión Aquarius/SAC ofrecieron un seminario web en español para contestar esta pregunta. (English version)

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September 17, September 24 and October 1, 2013
Featuring Julius Busecke (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), Stephen Riser (University of Washington), and Tom Farrar (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Last winter, scientists from the Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS) research project presented a webinar series to share the interconnected and challenging ways water cycle and ocean salinity research can be done. After two ground-breaking cruises - just before the exciting last leg of the final expedition begins - we will hear back from NASA researchers about their insights into what is happening both "inside and outside" of this unique study area.

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February 26, March 5 and March 12, 2013
Featuring Eric Lindstrom (NASA Headquarters), Raymond Schmitt (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), and Fred Bingham (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
Everyone knows that the ocean is salty, but did you know that salt is essential to the recipe for our entire climate and life on Earth? Hear from three prominent scientists from the SPURS research effort as they share their newest findings and contribute to the core understanding of ocean processes. This three-part series explores ways in which SPURS scientists are seeking to better understand ocean salinity - which affects everything from the water cycle to climate change.

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17 de Octubre 2012
Featuring Amri Hernandez-Pellerano (Power System Electronics Designer), Shannon Rodriguez (Microwave Communications Specialist) and Fernando Pellerano (Instrument System Engineer)
¿Se ha preguntado qué se siente al construir y probar los instrumentos que operan en el espacio? Escúchalo directamente de los "héroes" detrás de las escenas de una misión de la NASA!

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January 17 and 24, 2012
Featuring Gary Lagerloef (Earth and Space Research), Yi Chao (Remote Sensing Solutions), and David Le Vine (Goddard Space Flight Center)
NASA scientists Gary Lagerloef, Yi Chao, and David Le Vine came together for this two part series to discuss the complexities of getting accurate salinity measurements from space. The presentations include recent data collected by the instrument.

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May 25, 2011
Featuring Gary Lagerloef (Earth and Space Research) and Yi Chao (Remote Sensing Solutions)
In this webinar, Principal Investigator Gary Lagerloef and Project Scientist Yi Chao as they prepare for the launch of NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean salinity across the globe - an important observation for ocean and climate studies.