Evolution of the NASA Multi-Scale Ultra-High Resolution (MUR) sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly response to Tropical Cyclones Laura and Marco in 2020. 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 Laura and Marco are clearly observed as waters approximately 2°C cooler from normal across the entire eastern Gulf of Mexico that persisted for several days. (MUR SST DOI: 10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04).
Wednesday, September 9, 2020