Experimental Tropical SST Forecast ProductsThe forecasts updates have been discontinued due to the discontinuence of the initial condition dataset (NOAA ERSST V3b).
These experimental sea surface temperature (SST) forecasts are made using the Linear Inverse Modeling (LIM) technique and are a useful indicator of the status of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Updates are usually available by the 10th of each month.
|Current Projection of SST onto ENSO Optimal Structure|
|Forecast Maps of Global Tropics SSTs (totals; numerical values available)|
|Forecast Maps of Global Tropics SSTs (anomalies; numerical values available)|
If you acquire LIM Pacific SST Anomalies and PDO Forecasts products from our website, we ask that you acknowledge us in your use of the data. For example:
LIM SST Anomalies Forecast data provided by the NOAA/ESRL Physical Science Division and CIRES CU, Boulder, Colorado, from their website at https://psl.noaa.gov/.
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