>Animation Of Weekly Global SST Anomaly Maps – November 1, 1981 To January 6, 2010

>The following is the animation of weekly global SST anomaly maps (OI.v2 SST data) from November 1, 1981 To January 6, 2010. The contour intervals were set at 0.2 deg C to bring out the smaller changes in SST anomalies that are caused by the ENSO-induced changes in atmospheric circulation, the teleconnections.

I had prepared the majority of the maps used in the animation back in July, and began work on a video detailing the rise in global Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies since November 1981. The video got put aside. At nearly 30 minutes combined, the 3-part video was too long, and I still had more to say. Many of the graphics have appeared in subsequent posts, so that work wasn’t a waste.

Recently, two visitors have asked me about SST anomaly patterns in specific basins. This video would have been helpful to them and others looking for a means to easily display those patterns. Simply let the video play through to the desired months. Or watch for the pattern and see if an El Nino or La Nina event is taking place.

To explain the added warming in the North Atlantic, I refer to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, but I use the paleoclimatological reconstruction as a graphic instead of the normal detrended North Atlantic SST anomalies since the 1800s. More on this in a subsequent post.

The posts referred to in the video are:
Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation Index Reconstruction
And:
Can El Nino Events Explain All of the Global Warming Since 1976? – Part 1
And:
Can El Nino Events Explain All of the Global Warming Since 1976? – Part 2
And:
More Detail On The Multiyear Aftereffects Of ENSO – Part 1 – El Nino Events Warm The Oceans
And:
More Detail On The Multiyear Aftereffects Of ENSO – Part 2 – La Nina Events Recharge The Heat Released By El Nino Events AND…
And:
More Detail On The Multiyear Aftereffects Of ENSO – Part 3 – East Indian & West Pacific Oceans Can Warm In Response To Both El Nino & La Nina Events

And now the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKMY4JRN0kk
YouTube Link

SOURCE

User-defined OI.v2 SST Anomaly maps can be created at the “Full Version” of the NOAA NOMADS webpage here:
http://nomad3.ncep.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/pdisp_sst.sh

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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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5 Responses to >Animation Of Weekly Global SST Anomaly Maps – November 1, 1981 To January 6, 2010

  1. Marius says:

    >Dear Mr. Tisdale,From your latest video, running up until january 2010 I think we can acspect a quiet strong/heavy el nino effect this year. Elswher on the internet the question has been put up whether the 2009/2010 el nino effect is extremely strong.What is your opinion?With kind regards,Marius LangebeekeThe Netherlands.

  2. Bob Tisdale says:

    >Marius: The SST anomalies of the 2009/10 El Nino are presently in strong El Nino range… http://i49.tinypic.com/2v28b2v.png…but it is far short of a Super El Nino, like the ones in 1982/83 and 1997/98. The 2009/10 is large enough to have a multiyear aftereffect. This is why I've added the East Indian and West Pacific dataset…http://i49.tinypic.com/25z5y55.png…to the monthly updates:http://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2010/01/december-2009-sst-anomaly-update.htmlRegards

  3. Jeff says:

    >I reposted this. Thanks much.

  4. Jeff says:

    >I reposted this with an arctic sea ice video below it. Thanks much.

  5. Bob Tisdale says:

    >Thanks for the co-post, Jeff.

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