Earth  ID: 3204

ARGO Float Animation #1

This visualization shows the locations of the ARGO buoy array over time. When the buoys are above water, the lines are brighter; when the buoys are under water, the lines are fainter. The ARGO buoys measure ocean salinity, column temperature, and current velocities. This version of the visualization uses a slow camera move.

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Josh Willis (JPL): Scientist
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Writer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Argo Buoy Positions
UCSD - 2001/05/01 to 2005/05/10
The Argo array is part of the Global Climate Observing System/Global Ocean Observing System
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Sea Level NSU

GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Salinity/Density
NASA Science >> Earth

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