Sea Surface Conductivity refers to the ability of seawater at the sea surface to conduct electricity. The presence of ions in the seawater, such as salt, increases the electrical conducting ability of seawater. As such, conductivity can be used as a proxy for determining the quantity of salt in a sample of seawater.

Instrument Classes

The following instrument classes include this data product:

Typical Units


Sampling Regime

Air-Sea Interface

Data Product Specification