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Meteorological Annual Mean (Dec-Nov) Global Sea Surface Temperatures Set a Record High in 2014 By a Whopping…

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Monthly sea surface temperature data from NOAA (ERSST.v3b) are available online well before the global land air+sea surface temperature suppliers (NASA GISS and NOAA NCDC) publish their monthly updates. In addition to annual (January to December) data, GISS also presents what is known as the Meteorological Annual Mean data, using…

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Claim: Warmest oceans ever recorded

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST “This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Niño year,” says Axel Timmermann, climate scientist and professor, studying variability of the global climate system at the International Pacific Research…