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The 1997-98 El Niño

El Niño, a periodic warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, is among Earth's most powerful phenomena. Satellite, ship, and buoy observations show the 1997-98 event as the strongest on record. Visualizing how sea-surface height, sea-surface temperature, and sea-surface winds differ from normal conditions reveals the event's magnitude.
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Four animations of data sets in the Pacific from January 1997 through July 1998, showing the difference of El Nino conditions from normal.  The data sets are sea surface height anomaly, sea surface temperature anomaly, and sea surface wind anomaly.    Four animations of data sets in the Pacific from January 1997 through July 1998, showing the difference of El Nino conditions from normal. The data sets are sea surface height anomaly, sea surface temperature anomaly, and sea surface wind anomaly.
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El Niño, a periodic warming of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, is among Earth's most powerful phenomena. Satellite, ship, and buoy observations show the 1997-98 event as the strongest on record.".

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?552
Animation Number:552
Completed:1999-01-21
Animators:Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
 William Wynn (NASA)
Scientists:Antonio Busalacchi (NASA/GSFC)
 Eric Hackert (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:TOPEX/Poseidon/Sea Surface Height Anomaly (1997/01/01-1998/07/31)
 NOAA-14/AVHRR/NCEP Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly (1997/01/01-1998/07/31)
 DMSP/SSM/I/Sea Surface Wind Anomaly (1997/01/01-1998/07/31)
Series:Images of Earth and Space
Video:SVS1999-0001 *
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
 
 


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