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Global Sea SurfaceTemperature
This illustration of Earth's sea surface temperature was obtained from two weeks of infrared observations by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), an instrument on board NOAA-7, during July 1984. Temperatures are color coded with red being warmest and decreasing through oranges, yellows, greens, and blues. The caption provides a brief description of the features seen in the image.
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  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Space science
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-218
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center
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