Earth  ID: 1282

HoloGlobe: Sea Surface Temperature Climatology on a Globe

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. In this animation, colors represent sea surface temperatures in degrees centigrade, with blue representing temperatures less than 4 degrees, cyan representing temperatures between 4 and 11 degrees, green representing temperatures between 11 and 18 degrees, yellow representing temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees, orange representing temperatures between 25 and 32 degrees, and deep red representing temperatures greater than 32 degrees.

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Visualization Credits

Jim Strong (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
NOAA-7, 9/AVHRR/AVHRR Multi-Channel Sea Surface Temperature Climatology
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This item is part of this series:
HoloGlobe and Earth Today

Goddard TV Tape:

DLESE >> Climatology
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
NASA Science >> Earth