HoloGlobe: Sea Surface Temperature and Temperature Anomaly on a Flat Earth (with Dates)
Released on August 10, 1996
This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
Global sea surface temperature anomaly for the period January 1982 through December 1988, as measured by NOAA AVHRR. Red regions are 2 to 5 degrees warmer than normal and cyan regions are 2 to 5 degrees colder than normal. The warm region in the Pacific early in this animation is the El Niño that occurred during the winter of 1982-1983. The shades of blue on the background ocean represent sea surface temperature, with dark blues representing temperatures less than about 10 degrees Celsius.