Earth  ID: 13848

NASA Sees Tides Under the Ocean’s Surface

Internal tides, or internal waves, can reach hundreds of feet underneath the ocean surface, but might only be a few inches high on the surface. Even though they're underwater, NASA can see these tides from satellites. They provide oceanographers with a unique way to map and study the much larger internal water motion.

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Kathleen Gaeta (GSFC Interns): Lead Producer
Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Richard Ray (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Tides
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Waves >> Internal Waves
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Ocean Heat Transfer

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0