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Shown below are maps of ocean heat content anomaly from both in situ data and altimeter sea surface height mapping performed according to Willis et al. 2004.

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map showing change in upper ocean heat content anomaly

Estimate of the ocean heat content anomaly for 2012 referenced to a 1993-2012 base period (top panel). Estimate of the change in ocean heat content anomaly from 2011 to 2012 (bottom panel).