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Monthly Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly

This map displays monthly sea surface temperature anomalies for the Pacific Ocean.

Monthly sea surface temperature anomalies are calculated with respect to the 1971-2000 climatology. Yellow to red colors on the map indicate areas where sea surface temperatures for the month shown are above the climatological value for that month of the year, and blue shades indicate where sea surface temperatures are below normal. Shading starts at +/- 0.5°C. Anomalies are contoured at an interval of 0.5°C.

Dataset Documentation

Monthly Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly

Data
Reynolds and Smith OISST Version 2 monthly sea surface temperature (in °C) on a 1.0° lat/lon grid
Data Source
NCEP (OISST Version 2)
Analysis
Monthly average sea surface temperature anomalies calculated with respect to the 1971-2000 monthly climatology

Dataset

Access the dataset used to create this map.

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