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AMSR-E Global Anomalous Sea Surface Temperature Data Used to Forecast 2003 Hurricane Season

This animation show a year in the life of anomalous global ocean temperatures, June 2, 2002, to May 11, 2003. Green indicates the coolest water, yellow the warmest.
The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on the Aqua satellite is able to take measurements through clouds to provide this sea surface temperature data.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
David Adamec (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
06/02/2003 - 05/11/2003
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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> El Nino
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
SVS >> Hurricane Forecasting
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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