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Rising Sea Surface Temperatures: An Interactive Visualization

Welcome to our interactive exploration of sea surface temperatures. This chart represents daily sea surface temperature data from two distinct regions: globally, and specifically in the North Atlantic. The data is plotted to demonstrate the deviation or 'anomaly' from a 30-year baseline period from 1982 to 2011. Each year's data forms a line on the chart, so you can see the trend in rising temperatures and understand how they differ between the North Atlantic and the world as a whole. This visualization provides a clear insight into the progression of climate change and its impact on our oceans. By updating daily, it gives you a real-time look at the current state of sea temperatures. Explore the chart to see the change for yourself.

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Graph Showing North Atlantic Surface Sea Temperatures

Graph Showing World Surface Sea Temperatures

Birkel, S.D. 'Daily Sea Surface Temperature', Climate Reanalyzer (, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA. Accessed on Sat 09 Dec 2023.