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Sea Surface Temperature and the Agulhas Current

This animation from Jan 2011 to Dec 2013 shows high resolution sea surface temperature (SST) in the Agulhas Retroflection off South Africa. Clearly visible in the Agulhas animation are the eddies that form as a result of the retroflection of the current. These eddies can shed or spin off the main current and travel into the South Atlantic.

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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Multi-scale Ultra-high Resolution (MUR) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis also referred to as: MUR SST
Analysis - JPL PO DAAC
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation >> Ocean Currents
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature >> Sea Surface Temperature
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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