August 9, 2022
Animation of the estimated ocean surface latent (top) and sensible (bottom) heat fluxes over the period of 1 August 2018 to 16 April 2022, produced using the CYGNSS Level 2 Ocean Surface Heat Flux Science Data Record Version 2.0, which provides the time-tagged and geolocated ocean surface heat flux parameters with 25 x 25 kilometer resolution using wind speed data provided by the Delay Doppler Mapping Instrument (DDMI) aboard the CYGNSS satellite constellation. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at (DOI: 10.5067/CYGNS-L2H20).

July 14, 2022
Animation of the Remote Sensing Systems GHRSST L4 MW_OI SST derived from the microwave sensors (GPM and AMSR2) with a 0.25 degree resolution covering the period of January 1st, 2018 to May 7th 2022. ( How to Download PO.DAAC Youtube Animations

June 24, 2022
This animation depicts simulated surface water features for a series of consecutive SWOT passes over North America. They closely resemble Level 2 terrestrial hydrology datasets that will be generated by SWOT. The feature datasets are stored in shapefiles containing river reaches (polylines; approximately 10 km long) and nodes (points; approximately 200 m spacing) identified in the Prior River Database (PRD), as well as lake features identified in Prior Lake Database (PLD).

June 15, 2022
This animation shows global sea surface height anomalies every 5 days from October 1992 to January 2022 from the MEaSUREs Gridded Sea Surface Height Anomalies Version 2205. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at Blue patterns show regions of low sea level anomalies while red patterns show regions of high sea level anomalies.

March 24, 2022
Animation of ocean temperature and salinity as measured by a Seaglider on a deployment from October 2019 to January 2020 off the coast of Guam. This is one of the three Seagliders from the Adaptive Sampling of Rain and Ocean Salinity from Autonomous Seagliders (Guam 2019-2020) dataset. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at ( The Seaglider is an autonomous profiler measuring salinity and temperature in the upper ocean.

March 23, 2022
Animation of the EUMETSAT OSI SAF GHRSST L3C sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature v1.0 derived from the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on board the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16 (GOES-16) covering the period of 2017-Dec-14 to Present. ( How to Download PO.DAAC Youtube Animations

March 22, 2022
Animation of the EUMETSAT OSI SAF GHRSST L3C reprocessed sub-skin Sea Surface Temperature data record v1.0 derived from Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager (SEVIRI) on the MSG satellites (Meteosat-8 and Meteosat-9) covering the period of 2004-Jan-19 to 2012-Dec-31. ( How to Download PO.DAAC Youtube Animations

February 28, 2022
Animation of the NAVO GHRSST L2P Sea Surface Temperature v1.0 derived from the GOES Imager onboard the Electro-Optical Infrared Weather System – Geostationary satellites covering the period of Dec. 06, 2021 to present. ( How to Download PO.DAAC Youtube Animations

February 22, 2022
Animation of the Multi-Mission Optimally Interpolated Sea Surface Salinity (OISSS) monthly level 4 global dataset based on the AQUARIUS/SAC-D, SMAP and SMOS level 2 mission data gridded on a 0.25 degree spatial grid with a monthly time scale. The dataset covers the period from September 2011 to the August 2021, and is produced at the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in collaboration with the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), Santa Rosa, California. (

February 3, 2022
This animation depicts the upper ocean turbulence by rendering the ocean temperature on a cold-warm color palette. Blue represents the colder (denser) water mostly found in the deeper and/or higher latitude oceans. Red color represents the warmer sea water found on the upper layers of the ocean. Oceanic fronts, similar to the fronts in the atmosphere that generate strong winds and weather, are formed in the upper ocean when cold and warm waters meet sideways. These fronts and their evolution are associated with strong vertical mixing and transports.