>Animation Of NODC Ocean Heat Content Data (0-700 Meters) 1955 to 2009

>Using the graphics (mapping) feature of the KNMI Climate Explorer, I’ve created an animation of the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) Ocean Heat Content data. The KNMI graphics software was used to smooth the transitions between the quarterly data, giving the appearance of monthly OHC data. However, due to the sparseness of the data in the first few decades, the processes associated with ENSO are not easily visible until the 1982/83 El Nino, but I’ve included all years for the sake of completeness.

The video suggests that viewers also refer to three posts for further discussions on the natural variables that caused the vast majority of the rise in Ocean Heat Content since 1955. Those posts are:
ENSO Dominates NODC Ocean Heat Content (0-700 Meters) Data
North Atlantic Ocean Heat Content (0-700 Meters) Is Governed By Natural Variables
North Pacific Ocean Heat Content Shift In The Late 1980s

The video:

YouTube Link


Maps of NODC Ocean Heat Content data are available through the KNMI Climate Explorer:

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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