A Better Global Thermometer
March 16, 2003
The image above shows cold water upwelling near the coast of Peru (purple) and joining the South Equatorial Current, which flows westward across the Pacific Ocean. This MODIS sea surface temperature image from January 1–8, 2001 shows the ocean in normal conditions.
Topics: Environment, Ocean currents, Oceanography, Aquatic ecology, Thermohaline circulation, South Equatorial Current, Upwelling, Sea surface temperature, Fisheries science, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, Physical oceanography