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Air-sea interaction during Hurricanes Florence, Joyce, and Helene in the Atlantic Ocean

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Check out global and regional ocean responses to tropical cyclones using PO.DAAC’s State Of The Ocean (SOTO) tool. Combination of MODIS True Color overlaid with Multiscale Ultrahigh Resolution (MUR) Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly (SSTA) reveals cold wakes, or trails of upwelled cold subsurface water, after passage of Hurricane Florence and other tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin.

Cold wakes, or trails of upwelled cold subsurface water, can be observed using PO.DAAC’s State Of The Ocean (SOTO) tool after passage of Hurricane Florence and other tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin. The image shows MODIS True Color overlaid with Multiscale Ultrahigh Resolution (MUR) Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly (SSTA).

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Credit: JPL/PO.DAAC

Hurricanes Florence, Joyce, and Helene