Current velocities of the Gulfstream
shows the variation of the Gulf Stream velocities near the East coast of
North America in the last 20 days. The images are updated daily and the
velocities are in metres per second (to get the approximate velocity in
knots, multiply by 1.9438445).
Since 22 July 2003 the Gulf Stream velocity fields derive from near-real-time
radar altimeter data of the European Environmental Satellite Envisat. At
the same time the mapped area was increased to show more upstream regions
of the Gulf Stream.
Source: DEOS (Department
of Earth Observation and Space Systems, Delft University).
Keywords: ESA European
Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne,
observation de la terre, earth observation,
satellite remote sensing,
teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar,
chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar,