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Seasonal Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly

This map displays seasonal (3-monthly) sea surface temperature anomalies for the globe.

Seasonal 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 season shown is above the climatological value for that season 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

Seasonal Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly

Data
Reynolds and Smith OISST Version 2 monthly sea surface temperature anomaly (in °C) with respect to the 1971-2000 base period on a 1.0° lat/lon grid
Data Source
NCEP (OISST Version 2)
Analysis
Seasonal (3-month average) 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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