COOL Classroom 2.1

Ocean Images

15 Years of Ocean Temperatures

Fifteen years ago, a small lab on the Cook College campus of Rutgers University installed a satellite receiver system that could collect ocean data from overhead satellites in space. Beforehand, scientists recorded ocean temperature at only a few locations. The new system was designed to monitor changes in ocean temperatures off the entire coast of New Jersey continuously, and even beyond. This represented a large step forward in oceanography.