• Eastern Pacific Ocean
  • 2016-01-01


The sea surface temperatures in this image are from data collected by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument. Yellow, red, and crimson colors indicate areas of warmer sea surface temperatures.

El Niño

El Niño is the name given to a period of unusually warm sea surface temperatures that develop in the central to east-central tropical Pacific Ocean. The current El Niño is one of the strongest ever recorded.


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Bushfires in Tasmania

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Heart of drought

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Global Sentinel-1A Data Available from ASF DAAC

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