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March 18, 2020
Animation of sea surface salinity from 31 March 2015 to 29 February 2020 based on the 8-day running mean version 4.3 Level 3 NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) dataset from JPL. The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/SMAP_JPL_L3_SSS_CAP_8DAY-RUNNINGMEAN... (DOI:10.5067/SMP43-3TPCS).

March 5, 2020
Animation of the weekly (8day) daytime spatially gridded (L3) global sea surface skin temperature (SST) at 4.63 km spatial resolution from the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard the Terra satellite. The black pixels indicate missing data due to cloud during that 8day period . The dataset was produced by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) with science algorithm developed by Peter Minnett and his team at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS).

February 12, 2020
Evolution of the NASA Multi-Scale Ultra-High Resolution (MUR) sea surface temperature (SST) response to the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. It is common to observe trails of cooler water, or cold wakes, along hurricane tracks as a result of wind-induced mixing and turbulence that brings cold waters at depth to the surface. The cold wakes associated with the 2019 Atlantic tropical cyclones are clearly observed as waters approximately 2°C cooler from normal that persisted for several days. (MUR SST DOI: 10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04).

February 12, 2020
Evolution of GOES-East IR, NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sea surface salinity (SSS), and NASA Multi-Scale Ultra-High Resolution (MUR) sea surface temperature (SST) response to the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season response. (MUR SST DOI: 10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04; SMAP SSS DOI: 10.5067/SMP42-3TPCS).

February 11, 2020
Evolution of the NASA Multi-Scale Ultra-High Resolution (MUR) sea surface temperature (SST) response to the 2019 East Pacific hurricane season. It is common to observe trails of cooler water, or cold wakes, along hurricane tracks as a result of wind-induced mixing and turbulence that brings cold waters at depth to the surface. The cold wakes associated with the 2019 East Pacific tropical cyclones are clearly observed as waters approximately 2°C cooler from normal that persisted for several days. (MUR SST DOI: 10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04)

February 11, 2020
Evolution of the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sea surface salinity (SSS) response to the 2019 East Pacific hurricane season. It is common to observe patches of 1) salinity freshening due to enhanced precipitation and 2) salinity increase due to wind stress-generated vertical mixing, wherein increased salinity from a mid-level maximum is brought to the surface. The two effects are clearly observed along the tracks of the 2019 East Pacific tropical cyclones. (SMAP SSS DOI: 10.5067/SMP42-3TPCS).

February 11, 2020
Evolution of GOES-East IR, NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sea surface salinity (SSS), and NASA Multi-Scale Ultra-High Resolution (MUR) sea surface temperature (SST) response to the 2019 East Pacific hurricane season response. (MUR SST DOI: 10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04;  SMAP SSS DOI: 10.5067/SMP42-3TPCS).

February 11, 2020
Evolution of the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sea surface salinity (SSS) response to the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. It is common to observe patches of 1) salinity freshening due to enhanced precipitation and 2) salinity increase due to wind stress-generated vertical mixing, wherein increased salinity from a mid-level maximum is brought to the surface. The two effects are clearly observed along the tracks of the 2019 Atlantic tropical cyclones. (SMAP SSS DOI: 10.5067/SMP42-3TPCS).

January 27, 2020
Animation of the QuikSCAT scatterometer-derived Arctic sea ice classification v1.0 from 20 June 2002 through 23 November 2009. The dataset provides nominal 4.45 km (pixel resolution at reference latitude 70 N) gridded fields that classify First-Year (FY) and Multi-Year (MY) sea ice using SeaWinds on QuikSCAT scatterometer observations on a daily basis. First-Year sea ice is defined as ice that has formed only during that specific year. Multi-Year sea ice is defined as the winter-time ice that survives the summer melt season.

December 5, 2019
Animation of the JPL GRACE and GRACE-FO Mascon L3 Monthly Global Mass Anomaly RL06Mv2 CRI from 2002 to 2019. The dataset was derived from GRACE and GRACE-FO and processed at JPL using the Mascon approach (Version2/RL06). The dataset can be accessed from the PO.DAAC Portal at https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/TELLUS_GRAC-GRFO_MASCON_GRID_RL06_V2 (DOI:10.5067/TEMSC-3MJ62).

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