Monthly Archives: October 2010

>Mid-October 2010 SST Anomaly Update

>NOTE: The weekly OI.v2 SST data is available in two periods through the NOAA NOMADS website, from November 1981 to 1989, and from 1990 to present. The mid-month posts now include the full term of the NINO3.4 and Global SST … Continue reading

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>Update And Changes To NODC Ocean Heat Content Data

>As noted in the post October 2010 Update to NODC Ocean Heat Content Data, the National Oceanographic Data Center has updated its OCEAN HEAT CONTENT (OHC) data. This is the dataset based on the Levitus et al (2009) paper “Global … Continue reading

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>September 2010 SST Anomaly Update

>MONTHLY SST ANOMALY MAP The map of Global OI.v2 SST anomalies for September 2010 downloaded from the NOMADS website is shown below. The central equatorial Pacific SST anomalies are continuing their decline associated with the La Niña. http://i55.tinypic.com/2ev5fg5.jpg September 2010 … Continue reading

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>On The Differences Between Surface And TLT Datasets

>OVERVIEW The differences between surface temperature and lower troposphere temperature (TLT) anomalies are examined in this post. The globe is broken down into sectors in an effort to locate the area with the greatest difference between surface temperature and TLT … Continue reading

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>October 2010 Update to NODC Ocean Heat Content Data

>I was informed today (Thanks, Tim.) that the NODC has updated its GLOBAL OCEAN HEAT CONTENT data. This is the dataset based on the Levitus et al (2009) paper “Global ocean heat content(1955-2008) in light of recent instrumentation problems”, Geophysical … Continue reading

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