El Niño: Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly and Sea Surface Height Anomaly from Sept. 1996 to Sept. 1997
Released on September 8, 1997
Sea surface height anomaly is presented as topography and sea surface temperature anomaly as color. A similar visualization (item #1415) presents this same data and includes a pan from the front view to a side view.
Video slate image reads "NCEP sea surface temperature anomaly (Color) TOPEX-Poseidon altimeter sea level anomaly Courtesy of B. Cheney (Surface Topography) 20°N - 20°S, 120°E - 70°W September 15, 1996 -September 20, 1997 (SST) September 15, 1996 - September 21, 1997 (TOPEX SL) For SST, anomalies are formed with respect to the long term (1950-79) mean annual cycle. For TOPEX SL, anomalies are formed with respect to the long term (Oct. 3, 1992 - May 15, 1997) mean geoid."