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2011-05-26 09:48:24

Written by Rosemary Sullivant, NASA/JPL The breakthrough moment for oceanographer Gary Lagerloef, the principal investigator for NASA's new Aquarius mission, came in 1991. That's when he knew it would be possible to make precise measurements of ocean salinity from space. It has taken nearly two decades to turn that possibility into a reality. Lagerloef was looking at data collected by a NASA aircraft flying over the ocean off the coast of Maryland. It was testing a new radiometer, an...

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2011-05-08 06:52:04

El Nino and its partner La Nina, the warm and cold phases in the eastern half of the tropical Pacific, play havoc with climate worldwide. Predicting El Nino events more than several months ahead is now routine, but predicting how it will change in a warming world has been hampered by the short instrumental record. An international team of climate scientists has now shown that annually resolved tree-ring records from North America, particularly from the US Southwest, give a continuous...

2011-03-03 07:15:00

BALTIMORE, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SST Online, LLC (SSTOL) has been providing offshore sea surface temperature, turbidity and altimetry data to recreational and commercial fisherman and other outdoor enthusiasts for over 15 years via its website at http://www.sstol.com. Recently, SSTOL announced new apps for the iPad and iPhone which allow users to download daily updates via a wi-fi or 3G connection and use that data in its interactive charting products. More importantly, those users...

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2011-01-13 10:48:05

New NASA satellite data indicate the current La Niña event in the eastern Pacific has remained strong during November and December 2010. A new Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 satellite image of the Pacific Ocean that averaged 10 days of data was just released from NASA. The image, centered on Dec. 26, 2010, was created at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif. "The solid record of La Niña strength only goes back about...

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2010-08-25 14:08:17

A relatively new type of El Niño, which has its warmest waters in the central-equatorial Pacific Ocean, rather than in the eastern-equatorial Pacific, is becoming more common and progressively stronger, according to a new study by NASA and NOAA. The research may improve our understanding of the relationship between El Niños and climate change, and has potentially significant implications for long-term weather forecasting. Lead author Tong Lee of...

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2010-03-04 07:50:53

The ongoing El Niño of 2010 is affecting north Pacific Ocean ecosystems in ways that could affect the West Coast fishing industry, according to scientists at NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Researchers with the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) at Scripps and NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center report a stronger than normal northward movement of warm water up the Southern California coast, a high sea-level...

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2009-08-27 14:35:00

A new 2,000-year-long reconstruction of sea surface temperatures (SST) from the Indo-Pacific warm pool (IPWP) suggests that temperatures in the region may have been as warm during the Medieval Warm Period as they are today.The IPWP is the largest body of warm water in the world, and, as a result, it is the largest source of heat and moisture to the global atmosphere, and an important component of the planet's climate. Climate models suggest that global mean temperatures are particularly...

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2009-07-09 13:07:15

On Thursday government scientists said that periodic warming of water in the tropic Pacific Ocean, also known as El Nino, has returned, which will affect weather around the globe. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that the Pacific had been in a neutral state, but the sea surface temperature rose to 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit above normal along a narrow band in the eastern equatorial Pacific in June. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center said that...

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2008-12-10 10:15:32

The latest image of sea-surface height measurements from the U.S./French Jason-1 oceanography satellite shows the Pacific Ocean remains locked in a strong, cool phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, a large, long-lived pattern of climate variability in the Pacific associated with a general cooling of Pacific waters. The image also confirms that El Niño and La Niña remain absent from the tropical Pacific. The new image is available online at:...

2008-09-17 03:00:21

By Tatem, Andrew J Goetz, Scott J; Hay, Simon I Views from space have led to countless advances on the ground in both scientific knowledge and daily life The former Soviet Union's launch of the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, heralded the era of satellite remote sensing. Since that epic moment on October 4,1957, hundreds of Earth-observing satellites have followed. Half a century of imagery has provided both iconic views and unprecedented scientific insights. The science of...


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Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

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