Sea Surface Temperature Simulation (Worldwide)

  1. What does the clock in the the lower right-hand corner represent?

  2. Complete the table for the SST Simulation Worldwide.

    • Geographic Location
    • Current Name
    • Direction of Current
    • Warm / Cold

February 18, 2010 — Sea surface temperature (SST) simulation from Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's high resolution coupled atmosphere-ocean model. As the animation focuses on various locations of the world ocean we see the major current systems.

credit: Thomas Delworth, Anthony Rosati (GFDL)

Surface Currents

Atmospheric Circulation and Surface Currents