How are La Niña, El Niño seen
Sea Surface Temperature
Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly is the deviation of observed Sea Surface Temperature from the average value usually seen for the month. These are graphics of temperature deviations for major El Niño / La Niña events in the mid-1990's, shown for the entire Pacific Ocean (70N to 70S).
The data are from the Reynolds Sea Surface Temperature (SST) analysis obtained from the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).
Graphics are provided by the TAO project and created by Dai McClurg.