Conference: 
VGTC VPG Data-Visualization Contest 2014
Authors: 
P.-T. Bremer, C. Doutriaux, P. Durack, P. Gleckler, D. Williams
Abstract: 
The image illustrates the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean zonal average cross sections (surface to 700m) of decadal temperature changes for 1955 to 2011. Each globe represents a decadal average with Pacific temperatures on the left and Atlantic temperatures on the right. The foreground is the most recent decade and preceding decades are in the background. Red represents warming, white no change, and blue for cooling in reference to a 1957-1990 average climatology. The cross sections show a clear warming trend especially in the northern Atlantic Ocean with direct implications to the global energy budget. Data was provided from the National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC) World Ocean Database (WOD). Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 94550, L-422, bremer5@llnl.gov, 925-422-7365
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