Sea Surface Height and Temperature Anomalies on a Globe: The Pacific Ocean

The 1997-98 El Niño was truly a global event. The sequence shows a superposition of sea surface temperature anomalies on anomalies of the sea surface elevation.

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Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Antonio Busalacchi (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
TOPEX/Poseidon/Sea Surface Height Anomaly 1997/01/01-1998/11/30
NOAA-14/AVHRR/NCEP Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly 1997/01/01-1998/11/30

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El Niño and La Niña

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