The production of many operational sea surface temperature products emphasise its input to meteorological forecasting models. In addition it is a key element in the understanding of major events such as La Ninã.
Sea Surface Temperature
11 July 2012
Some satellites carry instruments that provide measurements of the surface temperature of oceans and seas - like a thermometer in the sky. Scientists met recently to review data from new satellite missions and scientific progress in the field.
Measuring the sea-surface temperature (SST) across regional and global scales is important for improving weather and ocean forecasting and climate change research.
Satellites provide a consistent and global view of SST at high resolution.
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