>Just a quick post to illustrate that what I had reported in my post “Preliminary October 2009 OI.v2 SST Anomaly Data Appears To Have An Error” was true—the early OI.v2 data did in fact have an error. The Global ERSST.v3b data does not show the major upswing that was present in the very preliminary OI.v2 data included in that post.
Global SST Anomalies Through October 2009 (ERSST.v3b)
And for those interested, here’s the graph of the NINO3.4 SST anomalies from the same dataset.
NINO3.4 SST Anomalies Through October 2009 (ERSST.v3b)
The Global SST anomaly data:
The NINO3.4 anomaly data is listed in the last column: