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Ocean Currents and Conditions

CSIRO is monitoring Australian ocean conditions using satellites that return detailed images of surface conditions. From the satellite images, oceanographers can identify sea surface heights, water temperatures, current speed and direction.

This information is valuable for fishermen chasing oceanic frontal systems where the fish are feeding; yachtsmen and women looking for the quickest ride on an ocean current, or climatologists assessing ocean conditions which lead to cloud formation and rain.

Ocean Surface Currents and Temperature


Satellite view of Australia's South East (Tasman Sea) Updated daily


Satellite images of sea suface conditions around Australia - daily updates

Last updated 6/01/12