OSCAR: Ocean Surface Current Analyses

OSCAR Project Office; Earth and Space Research

The OSCAR Java-based program provides near-realtime ocean surface currents derived from satellite altimeter and scatterometer data. From this site, users can download data, and view interactive scientific visualizations of data in several different data types and modes. Visualization modes include latitude-longitude, latitude-time, time series and longitude-time plots. Data output includes 10-day mean, monthly mean, mean over selected time range, long-term mean and seasonal mean.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Real-Time Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Ocean
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography