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Downwelling Kelvin Wave in the Pacific

NASA/JPL-Caltech2018-06-06

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Images from the U.S./European Jason-3 satellite show sea surface height with respect to the seasonal cycle and the long-term trend. Blue/magenta colors indicate lower-than-normal sea levels, while yellow/red colors indicate higher-than-normal sea levels. The April 9, 2018 image (left panel) shows most of the ocean at neutral heights (green). A month later (right panel), a red patch is visible along the equator in the Central Pacific. The red area is a downwelling Kelvin wave, traveling eastward along the equator.

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22473

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  • Title: Downwelling Kelvin Wave in the Pacific
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  • Date Created: 2018-06-06
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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