sea-surface temperature

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sea-surface temperature

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The temperature of the surface layer of sea or oceanic water. The SST is an important factor in many teleconnections and is then often assessed as an anomaly.

The average range of SST over both polar and equatorial regions is c.6 deg C. At middle latitudes it may reach 10 deg C, but even larger ranges (up to 30 deg C or more) may occur in small areas of the north-western Pacific and north-western Atlantic Oceans.

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