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Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

SST Anomaly Image   This image and other related data are presented on a NOAA web page. Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly charts are available for daily and also monthly time periods.

A satellite-only climatology has been provided at 36 km resolution by Al Strong and interpolated to 50 km resolution. Regions where there is more than 15% sea-ice are shown in white.

 

Coral Bleaching HotSpot Chart   This "HotSpot" chart is presented on a NOAA web page.

Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies can be used to analyze potential sites of coral reef bleaching. Coral reef "HotSpots" (Goreeau and Hayes, 1994 and Strong et al., 1996) are defined to be regions where sea surface temperatures equal or exceed the annual monthly climatological value by 1 degree C. This chart is designed to show sites of potential coral reef bleaching.