When the warm surface waters meet the cold waters surface near the equator, it creates a zone of instability called TIW for tropical instability waves.
This animation represents the sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean during 6 monthes (June 2011 - November 2011).
Data : Mercator Ocean
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Production : Mira Production
Credits : Mercator Océan/CNES/MyOcean
Music : Pix