Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly

clickable global map of SST anomalies
anomalies in Mediterranean and Red Sea anomalies around India anomalies east of Japan anomalies around Hawaii anomalies around Central America anomalies West of Africa anomalies in Mediterranean and Red Sea anomalies around southern Africa anomalies in the southern Indian Ocean anomalies around Australia anomalies in the South Pacific anomalies west of South America anomalies east of Brazil anomalies around southern Africa Click on the image to zoom in.

Current images: Global | E.Hem. | W.Hem. | Pacific | Caribbean | Coral Triangle


Data Formats Available

images Image Archives
Regional imagery and image archives from OSDPD.
Google Earth Google Earth
All of our satellite data products are available on Google Earth.
Virtual Stations Virtual Stations
Imagery, graphs, ASCII data, and e-mail alerts for reef pixels around the world.
animations Animations
Data animations and downloadable animated GIF files from OSDPD.
HDF data HDF data files
Raw data in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF), with free NOAA viewing software.


The SST anomaly is the difference between today's temperature and the long-term average. The scale goes from -5 to +5 °C. Positive numbers mean the temperature is warmer than average; negative means cooler than average.


Product description in the tutorial.
Technical details on the methodology page.