OceanCurrent - Ocean Surface Currents and Temperature

Ocean News:
Estimating the drift of dead whales (12 November 2014) [more...]
East Australian Current 'reversals' off Brisbane - 3 years in a row in June-July (3 September 2014) [more...]
Where are Australia's fastest ocean currents? (6 August 2014) [more...]
Malaysia Airlines MH370: estimated drift of buoyant wreckage (4 July 2014) [more...]

Technical News:
Glider page debut (17 October, 2014): [more ...]
Deep and Shelf Array ADCP data (29 Aug, 25 Sep 2014): [more ...]
SST geo-location errors and loss of NOAA16 (8 Aug 2014): [more ...]
MODIS imagery updating again (13, 18 June 2014): [more ...]
Another year of ANMN moored current-meter data (11 June 2014): [more ...]

Prepared maps and animations


Click on any rectangle to see the latest image for the region or quantity selected, then navigate through time using the [PREV] [NEXT] [DATE INDEX] links.
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Imagery for import into Google Earth

[West Australia, last 6 days] [2008-now]       [East Australia, last 6 days] [2008-now]
Click one of these links to make a map of the anomaly of 3-day average SST for WA or East Australia appear in Google Earth. If you select the 'last 6 days' link, drag the time slider right to see the most recent data. For either recent or old, zoom in to see 'snapshot' images of SST anomaly, overlain with altimeter-derived estimates of currents. Move the time slider slowly to load other days' data. Tip: Do not save this to My Places in GE. To refresh tomorrow, reload from the website.
The GE screenshot at left [expand] shows an ocean rower positioning himself to get a free ride with the current, as an example of how GE enables you to combine information from several sources.

Argo temperature and salinity         Moored current meters and CTDs           Gliders

         

Access to data files

[IMOS data portal] [Near-Real-Time gridded altimetry via OPeNDAP] [Delayed-Mode gridded altimetry via OPeNDAP] [IMOS Satellite Remote Sensing Facility]

Methods

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