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  Table of Atmospheric Indices  (Table 1)

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  Appendix 1: Outside Contributions

Mean and Anomalous SST


FIGURE T9.  Time-longitude section of monthly mean (top) and anomalous (bottom) sea surface temperature (SST) averaged between 5N-5S. Contour interval is 1C (top) and 0.5C (bottom). Dashed contours in bottom panel indicate negative anomalies. Anomalies are departures from the 1981-2010 base period means (Smith and Reynolds 1998, J. Climate, 11, 3320-3323).

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