August 29, 2012
Media Briefing On Ocean Salinity Expedition To Be Held By NASA, WHOI
NASA-funded researchers are making final preparations at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, Mass., for an ocean-going campaign designed to shed new light on the link between ocean salinity and shifts in global precipitation patterns.
Reporters are invited to attend a media briefing on the expedition at 10 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept. 5, at WHOI. Media also can participate via telephone.
The panelists on the briefing are:
-- Raymond Schmitt, senior scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
-- Eric Lindstrom, physical oceanography program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Dave Fratantoni, associate scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Reporters who attend the briefing will meet SPURS researchers, tour the Knorr and see the variety of instruments and vehicles that will be deployed at sea. The instruments will collect data to complement observations from NASA's salinity-sensing instrument aboard the Aquarius/SAC-D (Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas) observatory launched in June 2011.
For information on SPURS, visit: http://spurs.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS/