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Latitude-Depth Section of Equatorial Pacific Thermocline at 150°W

This figure is a latitude-depth section of oceanic potential temperature monthly anomalies along the tropical Pacific thermocline at 150°W.

This latitude-depth section extends from 30°S to 30°N, and from the ocean surface to a depth of 500 meters. The GODAS potential temperature monthly anomalies are calculated with respect to the 1980-present climatology. Contours begin at +/- 0.5°C and are drawn at an interval of 0.5°C. Yellow to red colors represent positive potential temperature anomalies, and shades of blue represent negative anomalies. The thick black line indicates the climatological position of the 20°C isotherm, often used as an indicator of the location of the thermocline.

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Latitude-Depth Section of Equatorial Pacific Thermocline at 150°W

Data
NCEP Global Ocean Data Assimilation System (GODAS) monthly potential temperature on a 1.0° lon x 1/3° lat grid with vertical grid points at 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 205, 215, 225, 238, 262, 303, 366, and 459 meters below the surface
Data Source
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) (GODAS)
Analysis
Latitude-depth section of GODAS monthly potential temperature anomalies at 150°W, calculated with respect to the 1980-present monthly climatology, from the surface to a depth of 500 meters, and spanning the tropics from 30°S to 30°N

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