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Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project: El Nino and La Nina 3-D Visualizations
Users can view a selection of animations of ocean surface temperature and dynamic height derived from data from the TAO/TRITON buoy array moored in the Pacific Ocean. The animations show temperature and surface topography variations consistent with the development of El Nino and La Nina events.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Climatology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-530
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project