This is a view of the current El Nino / La Nina evolving in the tropical
Pacific Ocean. You are looking north, across the equator from
a vantage point above the ocean.
The colored vertical plane shows the ocean temperature at the
Equator from the sea surface down to a depth of 500m. The colored
horizontal plane shows the sea surface temperature. The sea surface
winds are the light blue vectors. The Ocean currents from the surface
to 300m depth are shown by the white vectors. The transparent
surface is the 20°C isotherm (water which has the temperature
20°C). The animation frames show monthly values for the last
60 months. All of these data come from the TAO/TRITON Array of
moored ocean buoys in Equatorial Pacific.