A Better Global Thermometer
August 1, 2003
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 shows the ocean in normal conditions.
Topics: Environment, Oceanography, Physical geography, Earth, South Equatorial Current, Ocean currents, Upwelling, Sea surface temperature, Fisheries science, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Physical oceanography, Aquatic ecology, Pacific ocean