This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Earth graphic showing sea height during an El Nino

Earth graphic showing sea height during an El Nino

E265/0020

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

NASA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NASA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

El Nino event. Earth graphic showing the difference between average sea heights and those during an El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean (at centre right). Colours run from purple (10 cm below normal level) through blue, green (normal level) and yellow to red (10 cm above normal level). The El Nino is the red patch running across the Pacific at the equator. An El Nino is caused by weak westward trade winds which allow warm water to remain near South America. This mass of warm water affects global weather, causing drought in South East Asia & Australia and storms on the American continent. The image was taken by the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite in November.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}