The map above is updated daily and shows the ocean water temperature as recorded on 2nd jan 2021. The satellite measures the temperature of the top millimeter of the ocean surface.
See current wind weather ocean and pollution conditions as forecast by supercomputers on an interactive animated map.
Map of ocean temperatures. Global maps jul 2006 jul 2020. Satellites have the capabilities to monitor the temperature of the ocean surface which is also known as sea surface temperature sst. Ocean temperatures can influence weather such as hurricane formation and climate patterns such as el niño.
Ocean water temperature is important to understand as it affects global climate and marine ecosystems. The bureau s network of observing systems provide a range of marine and ocean information which allows the public marine communities and marine dependent industries to make informed decisions. Ocean observations underpin marine weather forecasting and detection of global climate change.
The pacific ocean weather map below shows the weather forecast for the next 12 days. The indian ocean is the warmest in the world. For all of these reasons scientists monitor the sea s surface temperature.
Control the animation using the slide bar found beneath the weather map. The office of satellite and product operations ospo is part of the national environmental satellite data and information service nesdis. Nesdis is part of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration noaa and the department of commerce.
In this map the coolest waters appear in blue approximately 2 degrees celsius and the warmest temperatures appear in pink yellow 35 degrees celsius. Updated every three hours. The measurements are used by meteorologists for weather prediction fishermen to identify fishing grounds and navigators to visualize currents.
Ocean surface temperatures have risen by about 1 6 f over the past 100 years due to global warming. Ocean maps and data. The indian ocean has the warmest temperatures of the world s oceans.
These maps show satellite measurements of the sea s surface temperature for a given day or for a span of days. Select from the other forecast maps on the right to view the temperature cloud cover wind and precipitation for this country on a large scale with animation. The sea s surface temperature is also correlated to the availability of tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton.
These maps show the temperature at the surface of the world s seas and oceans.