Observed conditions in the Great Australian Bight

 

Sea surface temperature: current

(Left) Satellite SST map (°C) for the most recent date available (source: Bureau of Meteorology; Beggs 2007). The black line represents the 200 m contour. (Right) SST along the 200 m contour.

Actual SST map Close-up eastern GAB The bigger picture

 

 

Sea surface temperature: 1 week ago

(Left) Satellite SST map (°C) from 1 week ago, relative to the most recent date available (source: Bureau of Meteorology; Beggs 2007). The black line represents the 200 m contour. (Right) SST along the 200 m contour.

Actual SST map Close-up eastern GAB The bigger picture

 

 

Chlorophyll a: most recent 8-day period

(Left) Satellite chlorophyll a map (mg/m3) for the most recent 8-day period available (source: MODIS 4km 8-day chlorophyll a concentration). The black line represents the 200 m contour. (Right) Chlorophyll a along the 200 m contour.

Actual SST map Close-up eastern GAB The bigger picture

 

 

Ocean currents

For a map of the most recently available ocean currents in the eastern GAB, go to: http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/forecasts/idyoc17.shtml?region=17&forecast=4


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