National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Upper Ocean Heat Content Plots

Upper Ocean Heat Content Plots

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. Estimate of the ocean heat content anomaly for 2014 is referenced to a 1993-2014 base period (top panel). Estimate of the change in ocean heat content anomaly from 2013 to 2014 (bottom panel).  Click on map to download a pdf version.

Estimate of the ocean heat content anomaly for 2013 referenced to a 1993-2013 base period (top panel). Estimate of the change in ocean heat content anomaly from 2012 to 2013 (bottom panel).

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