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Animation of Longitude-Depth Section of Potential Temperature Anomaly Along the Equatorial Pacific Thermocline

This figure displays an animation of a longitude-depth section of oceanic potential temperature monthly anomalies averaged from 5°S to 5°N along the equatorial Pacific thermocline.

This longitude-depth section extends from 121°E to 79°W, and from the ocean surface to a depth of 350 meters. The GODAS potential temperature monthly anomalies are calculated with respect to the 1980-present climatology, and are averaged from 5°S to 5°N. Yellow to red colors represent positive potential temperature anomalies, and shades of blue represent negative anomalies.

Dataset Documentation

Animation of Longitude-Depth Section of Potential Temperature Anomaly Along the Equatorial Pacific Thermocline

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
Animation of longitude-depth section of GODAS monthly potential temperature anomalies across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, calculated with respect to the 1980-present monthly climatology, from the surface to a depth of 350 meters, and spanning the Pacific from 121°E to 79°W

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