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Satellite Derived Tropical Ocean Surface Currents
Users can view imagery and read about tropical Pacific near-surface currents. The analysis is based on satellite altimeter- and scatterometer-derived sea level wind data. Materials presented here include monthly surface current maps, beginning with October 1992 and ending with the latest available satellite data (usually about one month delay). Links to related sites, a publications list, and a presentations list are also inlcuded.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-1206
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Gary Lagerloef
Topex/Poseidon/Jason altimeter and NSCAT/SeaWinds