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+ Simulations of Heat Flux in the Earth's Surface throughout the 21st Century
Each frame represents a simulation of 6 hours of data.
Hot spots on land indicate heat exchange between the moisture from the land to the atmoshpere.
Heat fluctuation in oceans can provide information about strong ocean currents. The exchange of energy between the
oceans and the atmosphere is driven by the radiation from the Sun. Ocean circulation directly affects atmospheric
circulation and surface winds, which, in turn, drive ocean currents. Irregular patterns found in the data may indicate
changes in the environment.
- Njoku, E.G., O.B. Brown, 1993.
Sea Surface Temperature, in Atlas of Satellite Observations Related to Global Change, editors, Gurney, R.J., J.L. Foster
, C.L. Parkson, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp.237-249.
- EO Observation Deck: Global Sea Surface Temperature Dataset View