Visualization
ES1705  Examine infrared images that show variation in
surface temperature.
  !   Click the image to see the animation. Use the movie controls to step through the frames or replay the animation.
NASA Earth Observatory

By measuring the amount of infrared energy emitted from Earth's surface, satellites can determine the temperature of land and water. This animation shows average monthly temperatures on Earth for five years. Examine the differences in temperature over land and water.