Sea surface temperature data (Dr Peter Miller, Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

Sea surface temperature data (Dr Peter Miller, Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

“This image shows a composite of a weeks’ worth of sea surface temperature data obtained by satellite between 20th and 26th May 2020. Scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory receive the raw satellite data, which is processed into these images and can be used to monitor marine conditions and identify interesting or unusual currents or other thermal features.”

– now that’s some beautiful data! Also, it’s a wonderful example of how important maths & data science is in scientific research – not only to translate the massive arrays of numbers from the satellite into something meaningful, but then to analyse all this data using the known equations / computer models!