July 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

Bob Tisdale - Climate Observations

INITIAL NOTE

This is the fourth month with the new format.  I’ve replaced the smoothed curve with a horizontal line that represents the Current Value.

MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP

The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for July 2016.  It was downloaded from the KNMI Climate Explorer. The contour range was set to -2.5 to +2.5 deg C and the anomalies are referenced to the WMO-preferred period of 1981-2010.

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July 2016 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies Map

(Global SST Anomaly = +0.35 deg C)

MONTHLY GLOBAL OVERVIEW

Global Sea Surface Temperature anomalies made a slight downtick in July, a decrease of about +0.02 deg C. Surface temperature anomalies remained basically unchanged in the Northern Hemisphere, and for the Southern Hemisphere, there was a decline. Last month, the only ocean basins to show a noticeable cooling were the South Pacific and Indian…

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