IMOS OceanCurrent

Surface Currents and Temperature

Up to date ocean information around Australia.

OceanCurrent News

"Monster high engulfing the nation"

David Griffin and Gabriela S. Pilo

8 July, 2024

You might have heard in the news last week (e.g. ABC) a prediction that sea level would be about "30cm lower than usual under average weather conditions" near the centre of a high pressure system. Now...

The impact of geomagnetic storms on ocean measurements

Gabriela S. Pilo & Benoit Legresy

29 May, 2024

On the nights of 11 to 13 of May, the boreal and austral skies were lightened by the ionisation of particles from a strong geomagnetic storm. The auroras were seen by the naked eye, and beautifully captured...

Maps of sea level and surface currents like you've never seen before

David Griffin

1 March, 2024

Great news for anyone interested in ocean currents: SWOT data is now available, and is much better than expected! SWOT is a new type of satellite altimeter. Instead of just measuring sea level directly...