Still Cooling: Sea Surface Temperatures thru August 18, 2010
by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) measured by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite continue the fall which began several months ago. The following plot, updated through yesterday (August 18, 2010) reveals the global average SSTs continue to cool, while the Nino34 region of the tropical east Pacific remains well below normal, consistent with La Nina conditions.
(click on it for the large, undistorted version; note the global SST values have been multiplied by 10)
Dr. Spencer points out that oceanic cloud cover seems to be peaking. See the rest here