You could, by creating your own reference grids (by lat-long or otherwise) and transfer visual observations or digital data sets to it ..like you'd handle weather station data.
It may just depend on how much time you want to devote to it. OLD RULE OF THUMB: Other people's data are cheaper than creating your own (usually)."What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows." - - Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD) Thanks Missouriboy, Looking at the earth.nullschool stuff, this may be most appropriate for keeping pace with current NAD currents, indeed worldwide.
I am however starting to 'swim' in info....would you suggest making sense of it all..possible?? )remember the water drive's the weather ..it's easy to see why the heat blob is were it is it's been pushed off to the side ..
cold upwelling near japan mixes and cools surface clock wise current pushes whats left over to what looks to be a semi natural eddyyou can see the same in the atlantic but with it being smaller you have less dissipation ..
Validation statistics are also provided through this site.Makes it a lot easier to track and correlate different spatial data sources.In this approach, space becomes your reference, and your data merely 'swim' through 8-). GRASS used to be freebee package that had both raster and vector handling capabilities that would run on a good laptop.For point or grid-based ocean data, that would certainly be the way to go.
Stacked data models fed with whateveryou could beg, borrow or pilfer that's tagged to a coordinate system.I must admit to disliking the term 'teleconnection' what is meant is a correlation without any known mechanism. If you were to think of the oceans as a wide shallow lave lamp with the power switched low then change the rate of rotation of the Earth (a LOD change) then you would expect the layers in the lava lamp to slop and the effect could be cold upwelling and warm downwelling.