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Global view of sea surface temperature
Global view of sea surface temperature. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech (MP4, 82.3 MB).
Global view of sea surface temperature
Global view of sea surface temperature. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech (MP4, 82.3 MB).

Sea Surface Temperature

[26-Nov-2014] View a virtual model of sea surface temperature (SST) from space as if you could:
  • see the upper one meter of ocean surface current speed;
  • speed up time by x86400, so that one second of elapsed time is equal to one day; or
  • see down to about one kilometer horizontal resolution.

This visualization comes from ECCO and spans September 2011 through January 2012. The numerical formulation includes ocean circulation and tidal forcing and uses atmospheric state from reanalysis at a global resolution of about 1/4 degree. View models of SST centered on the Americas and Indonesia at NASA Hyperwall.
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