OceanCurrent - Ocean Surface Currents and Temperature

Ocean News:
Malaysia Airlines MH370: estimated drift of buoyant wreckage (4 July 2014) [more...]
Pacific Ocean cool surface (17 March 2014) [more...]
Extreme Bonnie Coast upwelling (12 Feb, 5 March, 13 June 2014) [more...]

Technical News:
MODIS imagery updating again (13, 18 June 2014): [more ...]
Another year of ANMN moored current-meter data (11 June 2014): [more ...]
Better geo-location of SST imagery (7 Nov 2013): [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.
[Source Data] [what's shown] [animation won't play?]

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           Time-series from moored intruments

         

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

[Technical details] [Glossary] [References] [Acknowledgements]

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