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Ocean Surface Topography from Space
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Ocean Seasons Differences
SSV Northern Hemisphere

In the Northern Hemisphere, the overall change in sea surface height between these seasons is very dramatic. Season-to-season changes in the Southern Hemisphere are much more moderate.

SSV Southern Hemisphere

The "ocean seasons" look different in the Northern and Southern hemisphere because the higher percentage of ocean in the Southern Hemisphere moderates the ocean seasons.


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