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Weekly Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Animation

This map displays an animation of weekly sea surface temperature anomalies for the tropical Pacific Ocean over a 20-week period.

Weekly 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 week shown are above the climatological value for that week 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

Weekly Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Animation

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

Dataset

Access the dataset used to create this map.

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