Water vapor distribution

From NASA’s Earth Observatory, a global (or at least oceanic) water vapor distribution map:

Dark blue areas have high levels of water vapor in the atmosphere. As expected, these areas are primarily over warm tropical oceans. This satellite-derived data is used to correct sea level information determined by radar from space.

I include it here because it is a cool map.

Grace and Peace

2 thoughts on “Water vapor distribution

  1. Michael Cairns

    These high alitude vapour “seas” are actually more relevent than any river maps presently flooding events occuring on eastern Australia and New Zealand. A ” Zombie ” rain event over Brisbane Australia shows large rain deppression slowly moving position in anti clockwise rotation…goes out to sea ..returns moisture laden…goes back out…6 days of reseviors refilling about sustained dry.


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