Discussing Sea Surface Temperature Climatology

Bob Grumbine


I have begun developing a sea surface temperature (SST) climatology from 30 years of OIv2 quarter degree no-AMSR analysis. I'll present for discussion my answers to the following questions:

What is climatology? How long a period is needed to establish it? What resolution is needed for SST analysis? Does it vary in space? Beyond the first moment, what are the statistics of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th moments of SST? What do they tell us?

And I’ll take some time to illustrate the application of information theory.