PRISM4 - Mean Annual Temperature Profiles

A graph showing data and model mean annual temperature profiles

Detailed Description

Data and model mean annual temperature profiles. a, Verification dataset SST estimates superimposed on zonally averaged multimodel mean annual SST from four climate-model simulations shown as grey band with width equal to ±2σ. Symbols indicate ocean basin; colours indicate level of confidence. Zonally averaged modern mean annual SST shown as dashed line, PRISM3 reconstruction shown as solid line. b, same as in a except North Atlantic region only, with ±2σ SST variability bars on deep-sea sites with better than 22 kyr sample resolution and multiple warm peaks in the SST-estimate time series.

Dowsett, H. J., Robinson, M. M., Haywood, A. M., Hill, D. J., Dolan, A. M., Stoll, D. K., Chan, W.-L., Abe-Ouchi, A., Chandler, M. A., Rosenbloom, N. A., Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Bragg, F. J., Lunt, D. J., Foley, K. M., and Riesselman, C. R.: Assessing confidence in Pliocene sea surface temperatures to evaluate predictive models, Nature Climate Change, 2, 365-371, 10.1038/NCLIMATE1455, 2012.


Image Dimensions: 1485 x 811

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Location Taken: US