Sea Surface Temperature

Collecting Seawater
Since January 20, 1919 the caretaker
has collected the temperature
of the seawater outside the cottage.

The raw records from 1/20/1919 to 3/31/2018. Updated monthly when sheets arrive. XLS, TXT

OR: Scripps Institution of Oceanography maintains the corrected records from Hopkins and other locations.

Yearly Average Sea Surface Temperature
Question? Is the RED trend line above real?
Compare the apparent rise from 1920 to 1940 with the almost flat trend from 1940 to present.
Will a longer record tell us the answer?


Yearly Average Sea Surface Temperature
Graph showing a ten year running average plot of the above data with the peaks for sardines and anchovies.
This is known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).
The downfall of the sardines after WWII was a result of this normal oscillations and over fishing for the war effort.

Last modified Tue, 3 Apr, 2018 at 11:32