Month of Maximum and Minimum Climatological Monthly Sea Surface Temperature and Annual Range

MONTH OF MAXIMUM SST
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MONTH OF MINIMUM SST
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SST ANNUAL RANGE
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Data:   Reynolds and Smith Version 2 monthly sea surface temperature climatology (deg. C) on a 1.0 x 1.0 deg. lat/lon grid
Base Period for Climatology:  1971-2000
Data Source:  NCEP, Environmental Monitoring Center

Description:  The maps show the month of the year with the maximum (top) and minimum (middle) monthly mean sea surface temperatures (SSTs), and the annual range (bottom, in deg. C) in the 1971-2000 climatology.

NCEP is an acronym for the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction.