The Salinity Snake

posted in: Arctic, field work

The Salinity Snake is at it again: As part of NASA’s SASSIE field campaign, ESR Scientist Julian Schanze is in the Arctic Ocean measuring surface salinity using the Salinity Snake. This measures salinity at the same depth as observed by satellites such as NASA’s SMAP mission. Here is a shot during the night watch in light sea ice with the Northern Lights dancing above the Salinity Snake.