Research on sea surface salinity by new PhD student Cynthia Garcia-Eidell was recently featured in the American Geophysical Union's magazine, EOS
. In this research, Garcia-Eidell used satellites to study sea surface salinity in the high latitudes and was able to show that sea surface salinity can be remotely detected from space with a high degree of accuracy. The use of satellites for this type of observation is critical because salinity changes in response to sea ice formation and glacial melting but is generally difficult to monitor in high latitudes because of the logistical challenges. Garcia-Eidell is finishing up at NASA Goddard and will join the EaES department this Spring.
Check out the article here: https://eos.org/research-spotlights/satellites-accurately-capture-ocean-salinity-in-the-arctic