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Sample Ocean Data

Real-Time Sea Surface Temperatures

Below is a sample of our sea surface temperature (SST) 7 day composite imagery. We are capable of producing nightly composites, or multi-day composites that remove more cloud cover. We utilize the two infrared channels available on GOES-13 to create our sea surface temperature imagery at a resolution of 4km. Additionally, we overlay our SST imagery with near real-time Sea Surface Height (SSH) data provided by CCAR (not shown).

Geostropic Current Velocity

Geostropic Current Velocity maps utilize data provided by CCAR. Shown below is the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico. Several eddies can be clearly seen on the periphery.