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Animations are excellent tools for preliminary examination of the gross features of the scatterometer observations. There are more than 1000 animations based on the NASA Scatterometer (NSCAT) winds. They are grouped below in terms of the main characteristic of the animation (first column), general region (second column), additional animated features (third column), specific region (fourth column), and the product or Background information (seventh column). The product or Background provides additional information such as tips on playing the movies, a different interface (e.g., graphical selection of regions), and/or information on the science related to the animation. Regions are often covered at several spatial scales, which allows the viewers to select the scale most appropriate for their interests.

Also available is an animation locator which spans several regions and hundreds of animations.

Parameter General Region Specific Region Time Period Coverage Type Size
Wind Velocity Antarctic (Southern) Ocean Southern Ocean September 26, 1996 to June 23, 1997 1 week mpg 2.7 to 3.9 mb
Atlantic Indian Basin 1.6 to 2.2 mb
Pacific Basin 2.3 to 3 mb
South Indian Basin 1.8 to 2.9 mb
Arctic Seas Barents Sea 0.9 to 1.6 mb
Bering Strait 0.9 to 1.7 mb
Greenland-Iceland-UK Gap 1.9 to 2.3 mb
Hudson Bay Baffin Bay 0.8 to 1.3 mb
Atlantic Ocean Greenland-Iceland-UK Gap 1.9 to 2.3 mb
North Atlantic Ocean 2.3 to 2.8 mb
North Western Atlantic Ocean 1.9 to 3.0 mb
North Eastern Atlantic Ocean 1.4 to 2.1 mb
North Sea 2 to 2.7 mb
Equatorial Atlantic Ocean 2.4 to 2.5 mb
South Atlantic Ocean 2.5 to 2.6 mb
Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico 2.1 to 2.7 mb
Gulf of Mexico 2.2 to 2.5 mb
Indian Ocean Arabian Sea 1.4 to 1.6 mb
Bay of Bengal 1.2 to 1.5 mb
Northern Indian Ocean 2.4 to 2.6 mb
Southern Indian Ocean 2.5 to 2.9 mb
South Western Indian Ocean 2.3 to 2.7 mb
South Eastern Indian Ocean 2.6 to 3.0 mb
Malaysia Malaysia 3.0 to 3.2 mb
Mediterranean Sea Mediterranean Sea 1.6 to 1.9 mb
Western Mediterranean Sea 1.7 to 1.9 mb
Eastern Mediterranean Sea 1.7 to 1.8 mb
Pacific Ocean North Pacific 3.2 to 3.4 mb
North Western Pacific 2.5 to 2.7 mb
North Eastern Pacific 2.3 to 2.5 mb
Equatorial Pacific 3.9 to 4.1 mb
Equatorial Western Pacific 2.4 to 3.0 mb
Equatorial Eastern Pacific 3.0 to 3.6 mb
South Pacific 3.5 to 3.7 mb
South Western Pacific 3.0 to 3.6 mb
South Eastern Pacific 3.0 to 3.1 mb
Sea of Japan 1.8 to 2.3 mb
South China Sea 2.7 to 3.0 mb
Wind Speeds Central America, Gridded Vectors Central America November 1, 1996 to June 25, 1997 Entire Period Quicktime 2.8 mb
Wind Trajectories Central America, Gridded Vectors Central America November 8-23, 1996 16 days mpg 5.8 mb