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Surface Currents and Temperature

Up to date ocean information around Australia.

OceanCurrent News

Sydney to Hobart Outlook

Gabriela S. Pilo & David Griffin

15 December, 2021

After a one-year hiatus, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race resumes this year. This year’s key ocean features are a large anticyclonic eddy off Sydney and an intense cyclonic eddy off Batemans Bay. This...

How anomalous is this anomaly?

David Griffin, Gabriela S. Pilo and Madeleine Cahill

24 November, 2021

This is the question that springs to mind whenever you see that the temperature, sea level, or other quantity is different from its 'normal' value. For some time now, we have made it easy for you to see...

Sea level and storms: the inverted barometer effect

David Griffin

7 September, 2021

Many people know that the sea level goes up when the atmospheric pressure goes down. This is called the inverted (or sometimes inverse) barometer effect, or IB for short. But did you know that our maps...