Global Sea Surface Temperatures Decline

“So far, the responses of global sea surface temperatures to the 2015/16 El Niño have fallen short of those experienced during the 1997/98 El Niño. See Figure 2. There has also been a recent downtick in many basins that did not occur in 1997/98. I wouldn’t take those downticks as indicators of things to come, though.  The 2015/16 El Niño released a tremendous about of warm water from below the surface of the western tropical Pacific, and all of that warm water is going to end up somewhere.” click here for a detailed discussion by Bob Tisdale.

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