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We are pleased to announce the newly redesigned PO.DAAC State of the Ocean (SOTO) visualization tool, version 4.0.0, now available online at https://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/soto/.
SOTO is a suite of tools presented through an interactive, web-based visualization front end. It provides access to a broad range of satellite-derived products and key parameters of interest to the oceanographic community. SOTO facilitates visual exploration and comparative analysis of physical oceanographic data, enabling scientific oceanographic, climate, and related research.
SOTO 4.0.0 includes a redesigned user interface with a multi-layer interactive display, measurement tools, continuous display across the dateline, improved performance, dynamic and interactive animation. It also includes the historical record for each of the oceanographic parameters currently displayed within the tool. Available parameters and the associated datasets include:
Parameter Dataset Dataset Date Range Current Historical Availability
Sea Surface Salinity Aquarius 2011-Aug-25 to 2015-Jun-07 Complete
Sea Surface Temperature MODIS-Aqua and Terra 2002-Jul-04 to Present 2017-Feb-13 to Present (Incomplete - Will complete filling data gaps in the coming weeks)
Sea Surface Temperature G1SST 2010-Jun-09 to Present Complete
Sea Surface Temperature MUR 2002-Jun-01 to Present Complete
Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly MUR 2002-Jun-01 to Present 2017-Feb-09 to Present (Incomplete - Will complete filling data gaps in the coming weeks)
Sea Surface Height Anomaly JPL MEaSUREs Gridded Sea Surface Height Anomalies 1992-Oct-01 to Present 2002-May-12 to Present (Incomplete - Will not be filled in this release as the SOTO front end calendar widget needs to be extended. Will be fixed in coming update.)
Ocean Surface Wind Speed ASCAT L2 Coastal 2010-Aug-18 to Present Complete
Ocean Surface Wind Vectors ASCAT L2 Coastal 2010-Aug-18 to Present Complete
Ocean Surface Current Speed OSCAR 1/3 deg 1992-Oct-12 to Present 2011-Dec-02 to Present (Incomplete - Will not be filled in this release as the SOTO back end requires code mods to access dates prior to 2011-Dec-02. Will be fixed in coming update.)
Ocean Surface Current Vectors OSCAR 1/3 deg 1992-Oct-12 to Present 2011-Dec-02 to Present (Incomplete - Will not be filled in this release as the SOTO back end requires code mods to access dates prior to 2011-Dec-02. Will be fixed in coming update.)
Chlorophyll-a MODIS-Aqua 2002-Jul-04 to Present Complete
True Color MODIS-Aqua 2010-Jan-01 to Present Complete

For questions or to provide feedback, please visit the State Of The Ocean (SOTO) Forum.