FIG. 14. Monthly time series of (a) the depth of the 20°C isotherm
(m), (b) 850-hPa zonal wind speed (m s-1), (c) sea-surface temperature (SST,
°C) (d) Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR, W m-2), and (e) 200-hPa height (m).
Values in (a-d) are determined by averaging over the region bounded by 5°N5°S and
180°100°W; in (e) over the region 20°N20°S and 180°100°W. The
solid curve in all panels shows the monthly mean values and the dashed curved shows the
climatological mean. The anomalies are shown shaded, with orange (blue) shading indicating
positive (negative) anomalies, except for (d) where the shading convention is reversed.
The climatology and anomalies are computed with respect to the 197995 base period.