SST images showing the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current and the axis of the Gulf Stream

March 12th, 2011 |
MODIS Sea Surface Temperature product

MODIS Sea Surface Temperature product

An AWIPS image of the MODIS Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product from 12 March 2011 (above) showed 2 prominent warm water features which exhibited SST values in the middle to upper 70s F (darker orange to red color enhancement): the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current, and the axis of the Gulf Stream moving northward off the East Coast of the US.

 

MODIS Seat Surface Temperature [rpdict (Gulf of Mexico Loop Current)

 

Closer views of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current (above) and the axis of the Gulf Stream (below) displayed the great SST detail that is associated with these warm water features.

MODIS Sea Surface temperature product (Gulf Stream)

MODIS Sea Surface temperature product (Gulf Stream)