NANOOS, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems, has compiled a range of ocean and atmospheric climatology variables into a mapping interface, so that you can explore ocean-atmospheric data throughout the Pacific Northwest region.
The NVS Climatology interface is ready for you to use the data to:
- compare today (or any particular day) with the past
- investigate seasonal changes or variability
- look at El Nino Southern Oscillation patterns
- compare ocean and atmospheric variables to see how the relate
In the map interface you can easily plot data by Models (wave heights & winds) or Remote Sensing (surface salinity, water temperature, sea level, chlorophyll). You can narrow in on different regions of the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, you can plot specific climate indices (El Nino, etc.) and upwelling.
Currently data included on the site are:
- Wind speed, air temperature, water temperature, and significant wave height (all from data from the range of NDBC buoys along the coast)
- Monthly average chlorophyll abundance and sea surface temperatures (developed from data in the MODIS satellite information)
- Mean sea level anomalies (derived from AVISO satellite data; anomalies mean difference of current mean sea level compared to long-term mean)
Help ocean-atmospheric climatology data make more sense on a regional area today!