Great Lakes water temperatures

July 6th, 2007 |

AWIPS MODIS sea surface temperature image

An AWIPS image of the MODIS sea surface temperature (SST) product on 06 July 2007 (above) showed a nice view of the complex structure of the water temperatures on that relatively cloud-free day over the western Great Lakes– the MODIS product indicated that SST values were as warm as 81.5º F (red enhancement) in western Lake Erie, and as cold as 35.6º F (dark blue enhancement) in western Lake Superior. Of particular interest was the north-to-south oriented plume of warmer SSTs across west-central Lake Michigan (70-75º F, yellow to orange enhancement).

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