FIGURE T17. Equatorial depth-longitude
section of ocean temperature (top) and ocean temperature anomalies
(bottom). Contour interval is 1°C. Dashed contours in bottom panel
indicate negative anomalies. Data are derived from the NCEP’s global
ocean data assimilation system which assimilates oceanic observations
into an oceanic GCM (Behringer and Xue, Proceedings of Eighth
Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmospher,
Oceans, and Land Surface, Seattle, Washington, 11-15 January 2004).
Anomalies are departures from the 1992–2003 base period means.