Sea Surface Temperature in the Western and Central Indian Ocean
Annual peaks in sea temperature occur in the first half of each year, as the sun moves northwards after heating the sea-surface during the southern summer. Long term records in the central Indian Ocean indicate a distinct warming trend (Chagos, Maldives) of almost 1o C over the last 30 to 50 years, leading up to the highest recorded maximum during the El Niño Southern Oscillation in early 1998......
Spatial CoverageWestern Indian Ocean
Central Indian Ocean
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