Earth graphics of 1997 El Nino sea temperatures

Earth graphics of 1997 El Nino sea temperatures

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Caption: 1997 El Nino. Coloured satellite image of Earth showing the 1997 El Nino event in the east Pacific Ocean. The El Nino affects global weather, causing unseasonal droughts & storms. The difference bet- ween normal sea temperatures & those during the El Nino are shown as colours from purple (furthest below normal) through blue & yellow to red (furth- est above normal). Land masses are black and out- lined in red. The El Nino is the red area moving eastwards along the equator across the Pacific. Image taken by an Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer on a NOAA satellite on 3 November 1997.

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Keywords: climate, earth graphic, el nin, el nino, el nino event, global sea temperature, map, pacific ocean, poseidon/topex imagery, sea temperature map

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