Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly 2002-2011 (1 month - Aqua/AMSR-E)

Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly 2002-2011 (1 month - Aqua/AMSR-E) | NASA

Dataset you are currently viewing:

Select Year 

About this dataset

Sea surface temperature is the temperature of the top millimeter of the ocean's surface. An anomaly is when something is different from normal, or average. A sea surface temperature anomaly is how different the ocean temperature at a particular location at a particular time is from the normal temperatures for that place. For example, a global map of sea surface temperature anomaly for May 2006 would show where the temperatures in May 2006 were warmer, cooler, or the same as other Mays in previous years. Sea surface temperature anomalies can happen as part of normal ocean cycles or they can be a sign of long-term climate change, such as global warming.

Currently viewing:

September 2011

Downloads info

File Type:
   
1.0 degrees 360 x 180 download
0.5 degrees 720 x 360 download
0.25 degrees 1440 x 720 download
Download CSV for Excel file download

Notes

AMSR-E ended data collection in October 2011 due to problems with the rotation of its antenna.

Related Websites

AMSR-E @ Marshall Space Flight Center

AMSR-E/Aqua @ Goddard Space Flight Center

AMSR-E @ Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Aqua

Credits

Images by Jesse Allen, NASA's Earth Observatory, using Sea Surface Temperature data from the Advanced Microwave Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E), courtesy Remote Sensing Systems.

Federal Geographic Data Committee Geospatial Metadata

View the FGDC Metatdata for Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly 2002-2011 (1 month - Aqua/AMSR-E)

Quick Tip

View another tip

Contact Us

Need to get a hold of someone at NEO? Just fill out the form below.