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October 4, 2019
On the left is Sea Surface Height Anomalies (SSHA) relative to the sea level mean (1993-2018). On the right is Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL) with the sea level trend as the straight line. The data are from TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, 2 & 3. (DOI:10.5067/GMSLM-TJ142; DOI:10.5067/SLREF-CDRV2)  

October 3, 2019
Comparison of Saildrone in situ and satellite data during the SPURS-2 campaign. (Top left) Saildrone sea surface salinity (SSS) data overlays the SSS map from SMAP RSS Level 3 V4 8-day running mean. (Top right) Saildrone SSS data (red line), SMAP SSS data (white line). (Bottom left) Saildrone sea surface temperature (SST) data overlays the SST map from GHRSST Level 4 MUR V4.1. (Bottom right) Saildrone SST (red line), MUR SST (white line). (Saildrone DOI: 10.5067/SPUR2-SDRON; SMAP SSS DOI: 10.5067/SMP40-3SPCS; MUR SST DOI: 10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04).

August 29, 2019
Animation of sea surface salinity from 27 March 2015 to 13 August 2019 based on the 8-day running mean version 4.0 Level 3 NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) dataset from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS). The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/SMAP_RSS_L3_SSS_SMI_8DAY-RUNNINGMEAN_V4 (DOI:10.5067/SMP40-3SPCS).

August 26, 2019
Animation of the ocean surface heat flux over the period 18 March 2017 to 30 June 2019 from the Version 1.0 CYGNSS Level 2 Ocean Surface Heat Flux Science Data Record, which provides the time-tagged and geolocated ocean surface heat flux parameters with 25 x 25 kilometer footprint resolution from the Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument (DDMI) aboard the CYGNSS satellite constellation. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/CYGNSS_L2_SURFACE_FLUX_V1.0 (DOI: 10.5067/CYGNS-L2H10).

August 15, 2019
Animation of the ocean/land mass anomaly over the period April 2002 to June 2017 from the JPL GRACE MASCON RL06M CRI dataset. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/TELLUS_GRACE_MASCON_CRI_GRID_RL06_V1 (DOI:10.5067/TEMSC-3MJC6).

August 8, 2019
Animation of sea surface temperature over the period 15 December 2017 to 10 July 2019 based on the NOAA GHRSST GOES-16 (“G16”) ABI L3C v2.70 dataset. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/ABI_G16-STAR-L3C-v2.70 (DOI:10.5067/GHG16-3UO27).

July 22, 2019
Animation of ocean surface current speed over the period 20 October 1992 to 11 July 2019 based on the OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time) third degree grid with a 5 day resolution Level 4 dataset from Earth Space Research (ESR). Please note that the missing data are represented by the gray color. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/OSCAR_L4_OC_third-deg (DOI:10.5067/OSCAR-03D01).

July 8, 2019
Animation of global sea surface temperature (SST) over the period 1 September 1981 to 6 July 2019 based on the GHRSST Level 4 AVHRR_OI Global Blended Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 2) from NCEI. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/AVHRR_OI-NCEI-L4-GLOB-v2.0 (DOI: 10.5067/GHAAO-4BC02).

June 11, 2019
Evolution of the NASA Multi-Scale Ultra-High Resolution (MUR) sea surface temperature (SST) response to the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. It is common to observe trails of cooler water, or cold wakes, along hurricane tracks as a result of wind-induced mixing and turbulence that brings cold waters at depth to the surface. The cold wakes associated with the 2018 Atlantic tropical cyclones are clearly observed as waters approximately 2°C cooler from normal that persisted for several days. (MUR SST DOI: 10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04).

June 11, 2019
Evolution of the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sea surface salinity (SSS) response to the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. It is common to observe patches of 1) salinity freshening due to enhanced precipitation and 2) salinity increase due to wind stress-generated vertical mixing, wherein increased salinity from a mid-level maximum is brought to the surface. The two effects are clearly observed along the tracks of the 2018 Atlantic tropical cyclones. (SMAP SSS DOI: 10.5067/SMP42-3TPCS).

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