Reanalysis of the Tropical
Pacific circulation

Snapshot of temperature and sea surface elevation along the equator in the Tropical Pacific, as reconstructed by assimilation of altimetry and TAO temperature profiles in a global low resolution (2x1/2 in that zone) configuration of the NEMO model. In a normal situation (no el niño event), the sea surface elevation is higher and the thermocline deeper in the Western part of the basin. [Animation]