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Monthly Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly

This map displays monthly sea surface temperature anomalies for the globe.

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 temperature for the month shown is above the climatological value for that month of the year, and blue shades indicate where sea surface temperature is below normal. Shading starts at +/- 0.5°C. Anomalies are also 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 anomaly (in °C) with respect to 1971-2000 base period on a 1.0° lat/lon grid
Data Source
NCEP (OISST Version 2)
Analysis
Monthly sea surface temperature anomalies with respect to the 1971-2000 monthly climatology

Dataset

Access the dataset used to create this map.

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