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RealOldOne2: Yep, my mistake. The chart in the post is based on the ocean anomalies found at the below NOAA url:


The Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded from the 'C3' article has the wrong NOAA url. As you point out, that url is land/ocean anomalies.

I will have to update the Excel spreadsheet with the correct url. Thanks.

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I believe this is global surface air temperature warming, not ocean temperature warming. The link goes to "... annual.land_ocean ..." I believe the data from "... annual.ocean ..." is surface air temperature anomaly over the oceans.

The ocean temperatures don't change this much.

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Jim Roth: The info is found in the NOAA annual ocean dataset that they recently listed on their ftp site. One has to retrieve the actual data and then plot it to determine what NOAA published - they don't make it easy. (At 'C3' we use Excel to plot NOAA published datasets.)

The NOAA dataset link is embedded in the Excel spreadsheet link that is at the bottom of the 'C3' article (click on to download). The spreadsheet also contains the NOAA ocean dataset. Or, you can go to the top of the 'C3' home page and click on the 'Data' link and download from there. Or, just go to this NOAA ftp url: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/anomalies/annual.ocean.90S.90N.df_1901-2000mean.dat.

Of course, if the NOAA web site would allow one just to plot their datasets as a bar/column/line/scatter/area chart for different time periods, then all the above gyrations would not be necessary. Me thinks this is a feature, not a bug, where inconvenient climate information is concerned.

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Jim Roth

I am unable to find this info on NOAA's site. Can you please direct me to it? I want to cite the actual NOAA data.

Thanks very much
Jim Roth

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