Earth  ID: 353

Sea Surface Height and Temperature Anomalies on a Globe: The Pacific Ocean

The 1997-98 El Niño was truly a global event. The sequence shows a superposition of sea surface temperature anomalies on anomalies of the sea surface elevation.

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Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Antonio Busalacchi (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
NOAA-14/AVHRR/NCEP Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly 1997/01/01-1998/11/30
TOPEX/Poseidon/Sea Surface Height Anomaly 1997/01/01-1998/11/30
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This item is part of this series:
El Niño and La Niña

Goddard TV Tape:
G1998-058

Keywords:
SVS >> Anomaly
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
SVS >> Sea Surface Height
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature >> Sea Surface Temperature
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 8.0.0.0.0