22 Years of Sea Surface Temperatures

This NOAA visualization on YouTube shows the seasonal variations in sea surface temperatures and ice cover from 1985 to 2007. The visualization is based on data collected by NOAA polar-orbiting satellites. El NiÃo and La NiÃa are easily identified, as are the trends in decreasing polar sea ice.

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Use with other NOAA visualizations to create depth and breadth of climate study. These videos may be assigned as homework or shown in class. http://www.youtube.com/user/NOAAVisualizations