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Data Visualizations – Climate Diagnostics

These animations are offered as examples of scientific research results, to convey complex information in graphic form.

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Ocean Observation and Modeling (LEVITUS)

The LEVITUS data set represents objectively analyzed fields of major ocean parameters, such as temperature, at the annual, seasonal, and monthly time scales. Researchers here at GFDL/NOAA rely on such empirical results as a basis for theoretical development. The figure to the right reveals to us visually the agreement between real-world observation (LEVITUS) and theory. This model will help us to further study ocean temperature anomalies. For more information see the LEVITUS website.

Observed Data (LEVITUS)

Theoretical Model

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Theoretical Model

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The LEVITUS data set represents objectively analyzed fields of major ocean parameters, such as temperature, at the annual, seasonal, and monthly time scales. Researchers here at GFDL/NOAA rely on such empirical results as a basis for theoretical development. The figure to the right reveals to us visually the agreement between real-world observation (LEVITUS) and theory. This model will help us to further study ocean temperature anomalies. For more information see the LEVITUS website.

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Upper Tropospheric Relative Humidity

This figure depicts the relative humidity found in our atmosphere, as observed by satellites part of the GOES project. The gray and white regions are cloud structures.