Monthly Sea Surface Temperature

This map displays monthly sea surface temperatures for the globe.

Monthly sea surface temperatures are from the Reynolds and Smith OISST version 2 sea surface temperature dataset. Shading indicates the monthly average sea surface temperature in °C for the month indicated. Contours are drawn at an interval of 2.0°C.

Dataset Documentation

Monthly Sea Surface Temperature

Reynolds and Smith OISST Version 2 monthly sea surface temperature (in °C) on a 1.0° lat/lon grid
Data Source
NCEP (OISST Version 2)
Monthly average sea surface temperature


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