Visualization of Temperature Boundaries in the North Pacific

Under the direction of the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a portion of the Levitus temperature and salinity dataset was visualized using polygon techniques to reveal the topology and movement of temperature boundaries in the North Pacific, over the course of a year.

The Levitus dataset is a collection of temperature and salinity measurements compiled over the last 100 years, for all the world's oceans. The portion of data used for this project includes coverage for the North Pacific, at a resolution of 1° of longitude by 1° of latitude. Each grid point consists of temperature measurements from 19 different depths.