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Sea Surface Temperature from June 1, 2005 to August 29, 2005

This visualization shows the sea surface temperatures for the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season from June 1, 2005 through August 29, 2005. The ocean colors represent the sea surface temperatures. Orange and red depict regions that are 82 degrees F and higher, where the ocean is warm enough for hurricanes to form. Hurricane winds are sustained by the heat energy of the ocean, so the ocean is cooled as the hurricane passes and the energy is extracted to power the winds. The sea surface temperatures were measured by the AMSR-E instrument on the Aqua satellite. Several hurricane color water trails can be seen through this animation - particulary hurricanes Dennis, Emily, and Katrina.
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Sea surface temperature from June 1, 2005 through August 29, 2005    Sea surface temperature from June 1, 2005 through August 29, 2005
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   Color bar for sea surface temperatures (blue=15 degrees C, white= 27.7 degrees C, red=30+ degrees C)

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Sea surface temperature on Aug 29, 2005    Sea surface temperature on Aug 29, 2005

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Animation Number:3225
Animator:Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Scientists:J. Marshall Shepherd (NASA/GSFC)
 Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Aqua/AMSR-E/Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly (2005/06/01 - 2005/08/29)
 Aqua/AMSR-E/Sea Surface Temperature (2005/06/01 - 2005/08/29)
Series:Hurricane Katrina
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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature >> Sea Surface Temperature

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