""When we get all the data online it's going to be a quantum leap in our understanding of ocean processes," said Arnold Gordon, an oceanographer at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory who is involved in the project. "Salinity is like a marine rain gauge. It tells us where it rains and what the ocean circulation looks like.""
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