Mid-July 2011 SST Anomaly Update


NINO3.4 SST anomalies (a commonly used El Niño-Southern Oscillation Index) are still hovering a little below zero. For the week centered on July 13, 2011, the NINO3.4 SST anomalies are approximately -0.06 deg C.

NINO3.4 SST Anomalies – Short-Term


Weekly Global SST anomalies have been relatively stagnant in recent weeks. Global SST anomalies usually lag NINO3.4 SST anomalies by a few months so it’s likely the slow rebound from the La Niña minimum will continue. For the week centered on July 13, 2011, Global SST anomalies are +0.15 deg C.

Global SST Anomalies – Short-Term


This weekly Reynolds OI.v2 SST dataset begins in 1990. I’ve started the graphs in 2004 to make the variations visible.


OI.v2 SST anomaly data is available through the NOAA NOMADS system:


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 Mid-July 2011 SST Anomaly Update

  1. nevket240 says:


    Bob. Something to know about in your studies

  2. Bob Tisdale says:

    nevket240: Thanks for the heads-up. It’s nice to know they’re finally going to start monitoring the Indonesian Throughflow.

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