Sea Surface Temperature in the Eastern Pacific

  • Released Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Updated Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 11:18AM
  • ID: 30486

This animation from Jan 2011 to Dec 2013 shows high resolution sea surface temperature (SST) in the Eastern Pacific off Central America. Clearly visible off the Central American Coast are the cooling events associated with the winds that blow through the mountain gaps in Central America. The cooling events can form cold eddies and domes, such as off the coast of Costa Rica.

The MUR SST dataset combines data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) instruments, and currently the NAVY Windsat Satellite. More details of the MUR data set may be found at PO.DAAC.


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Datasets used in this visualization

MUR SST (A.K.A. Multi-scale Ultra-high Resolution (MUR) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis)
Analysis | JPL PO DAAC

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