This product is an Animated Map
This product if formed by two parts, (1) a "heat map" on the center of the screen and
(2) a section below containing a colorbar, a histogram and animation controls.
On center of the screen (map area), the "heat map" represents the spatial distribution of an ocean variable
(click on the
icon to see which variable, units and other information).
The colors of the "heat map" correspond to the colors shown in the colorbar below.
The same data shown in the "heat map" is also shown in the colored histogram below. It works like the display of an "equalizer" on a music stereo.
Below are buttons to play an animation of the heat map. The animation shows either past ocean conditions or forecast of future ocean conditions.