Sea Surface Temperature, Height, Chlorophyll Visualizer

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Description

This data visualizer includes sea surface environment parameters: temperature, temperature anomaly, height, height anomaly, chlorophyll, chlorophyll anomaly and currents measured from ship drift data for dates ranging from 1981 to 2010 (depending on data type, some have more limited date selections).

An anomaly is the difference between a measured value and the average value for a specific day of the the year.

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Instructions

General Controls

Look at the right side of the map, you will find the following controls:

Year, Month

Use these drop down lists to select the year and month of the data shown the main visualizer map.

Parameters

Use this drop list to select the type of data to be shown in the main visualizer map - sea surface: temperature, temperature anomaly, height anomaly, or chlorophyll.

  • Sea Surface Temperature: Colors visualize varying Celsius temperatures over the surface of the globe. Warmer colors such as yellows and reds represent higher temperatures, while cooler ones such as green and blue represent lower temperatures. Data are available for temperature from 1981 - 2010.

  • Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly: The color scheme is similar to the temeprature parameter in that reds represent higher celcius temperatures and cooler colors represent lower temperatures, however the values represent differences in temperature compared with other years for the same time. Positive values indicate that temperatures were warmer than normal for a given area, negative values indicate cooler than normal temperatures. Data are available for temperature anomaly from 1981 - 2010.

  • Sea Surface Height: Positive values, indicated by the warmer colors such as yellow and red indicate higher sea surface heights, cooler colors, corresponding to negative values indicate lower sea height. Values are in millimeters. Data are available for height anomaly from 1992 - 2010.

  • Sea Surface Height Anomaly: Positive values, indicated by the warmer colors such as yellow and red indicate higher than normal sea surface heights (where normal is, as with temperature anomaly, defined as the average height for all years at this time of the year), cooler colors, corresponding to negative values indicate below normal sea height. Values are in millimeters. Data are available for height anomaly from 1992 - 2010.

    • Sea Surface Chlorophyll: Chlorophyll displays chlorophyll concentrations in the ocean in milligrams per cubic meter. Warmer colors indicate greater concentrations per cubic meter while cooler colors indicate lower concentrations. Data are available for chlorophyll from 1997 - 2010.

    • Sea Surface Chlorophyll Anomaly: Chlorophyll anomaly displays different-than-normal chlorophyll concentrations in the ocean in milligrams per cubic meter. Warmer (red, orange) colors indicate greater than normal concentrations per cubic meter while cooler (blue, purple) colors indicate lower than normal concentrations. Data are available for chlorophyll from 1997 - 2010.

     

    Interactive Controls

    In addition to being able to update the overall map, one can select or click on sections of the map to bring up a new window with data over a series of timesteps for the clicked region.

    PopUp Copy

    Press this button to put a copy of the map in a separate pop-up window.

    Click-On-Map Data

    Click on a 2°x2° region of the map which has significant water coverage and a popup window will display a time series of data in the region.

    Animation Controls

    The main viewer can also present animated forms of the data by using the animation controls described.

    Animation

    Select the number of frames and press this button to animate the image.

    Next Frame

    Press this button to view the map on the next available date.

    Previous Frame

    Press this button to view the map on the next available date.

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