The Real Time Ocean Environment

Kirk Whitmer, Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center, MS

This site from the Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center features a real time look at the world's oceans as remotely sensed from earth orbiting satellites. Data can be accessed for different regions of the earth and include altimetry, temperature and salinity, and derived sea surface products. Each plot has a title at the top indicating three things: the region represented, the altimeter from which the data was obtained, and the type of data plotted. More information about the plots can be found in data sources. Detailed information about the data types can be gained from the other headings in the table of contents of the page.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Chemical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography