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.