Newly redesigned PO.DAAC State of the Ocean (SOTO) visualization tool, version 4.0.0

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We are pleased to announce the newly redesigned PO.DAAC State of the Ocean (SOTO) visualization tool, version 4.0.0, now available online at https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/soto/.

For questions or to provide feedback, please visit the State Of The Ocean (SOTO) Forum.

SOTO is a suite of tools presented through an interactive, web-based visualization front end. It provides access to a broad range of satellite-derived products and key parameters of interest to the oceanographic community. SOTO facilitates visual exploration and comparative analysis of physical oceanographic data, enabling scientific oceanographic, climate, and related research.

SOTO 4.0.0 includes a redesigned user interface with a multi-layer interactive display, measurement tools, continuous display across the dateline, improved performance, dynamic and interactive animation. It also includes the historical record for each of the oceanographic parameters currently displayed within the tool.  Available parameters and the associated datasets include: 

Parameter

Dataset

Dataset Date Range

Current Historical Availability

Sea Surface Temperature

MODIS-Aqua and Terra

2002-Jul-04 to Present

2017-Feb-13 to Present (Incomplete - Will complete filling data gaps in the coming weeks)

Sea Surface Temperature

G1SST

2010-Jun-09 to Present

Complete

Sea Surface Temperature

MUR

2002-Jun-01 to Present

Complete

Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly

MUR

2002-Jun-01 to Present

2017-Feb-09 to Present (Incomplete - Will complete filling data gaps in the coming weeks)

Sea Surface Height Anomaly

JPL MEaSUREs Gridded Sea Surface Height Anomalies

1992-Oct-01 to Present

2002-May-12 to Present (Incomplete - Will not be filled in this release as the SOTO front end calendar widget needs to be extended. Will be fixed in coming update.)

Ocean Surface Wind Speed

ASCAT L2 Coastal

2010-Aug-18 to Present

Complete

Ocean Surface Wind Vectors

ASCAT L2 Coastal 2010-Aug-18 to Present Complete

Ocean Surface Current Speed

OSCAR 1/3 deg

1992-Oct-12 to Present

2011-Dec-02 to Present (Incomplete - Will not be filled in this release as the SOTO back end requires code mods to access dates prior to 2011-Dec-02. Will be fixed in coming update.)

Ocean Surface Current Vectors

OSCAR 1/3 deg

1992-Oct-12 to Present

2011-Dec-02 to Present (Incomplete - Will not be filled in this release as the SOTO back end requires code mods to access dates prior to 2011-Dec-02. Will be fixed in coming update.)

Sea Surface Salinity

Aquarius

2011-Aug-25 to 2015-Jun-07

Complete

Chlorophyll-a

MODIS-Aqua

2002-Jul-04 to Present

Complete

True Color

MODIS-Aqua

2010-Jan-01 to Present Complete