How Do Latitude and Longitude Coordinates Help Us See Patterns on Earth?
ES0303  Changes in Sea Surface Temperature over Time

Sea surface temperature varies not only by location, but also over time. This animation shows sea surface temperature over six months.

  !   Click the image to see the animation. Click and drag the slider back and forth to analyze the animation and observe temperature shifts.


Consider how the sea surface temperature pattern shifts over time. Does the location of the pattern change with respect to longitude or latitude? By how many degrees does the pattern shift?

11. How does the time of the year affect the distribution of global sea surface temperature?

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