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Official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

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From: The Indo-Pacific Warm Pool: critical to world oceanography and world climate

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Characteristic sea-surface temperatures (SST) of the Indo-Pacific region that delineate the Warm Pool, being the region with temperatures >28 °C. Top image represents average February SST and below average August SST. The bottom two figures represent sea-surface salinity (SSS) for the same contrasting months. Note that SSS is much lower in February when monsoonal rains contribute to a drop in SSS. All data were obtained from the World Ocean Atlas 2005 and were accessed at http://ferret.pmel.noaa.gov/thredds/dods/PMEL/WOA5

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