>Unusual SST Anomaly 1 – South of the Cape of Good Hope

>Off the South African Coast, south of the Cape of Good Hope, I encountered an area, Figure 1, with an unusual SST anomaly curve. Refer to Figure 2. Between 1955 and 1962, SSTs rapidly rose more than 1.3 deg C, then dropped 1.0 deg C over the next 10 years.

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Figure 1

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Figure 2

SOURCE

Sea Surface Temperature Data is Smith and Reynolds Extended Reconstructed SST (ERSST.v2) available through the NOAA National Operational Model Archive & Distribution System (NOMADS).
http://nomads.ncdc.noaa.gov/#climatencdc

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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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