Experimental Tropical SST Forecast Products
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)|
Please Note: 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. This may be done by including a citation to us such as "LIM SST Anomalies Forecast data provided by the NOAA/ESRL Physical Science Division and CIRES CU, Boulder, Colorado, from their website at https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/", in any documents or publications using these data. We would also appreciate receiving a copy of the relevant publication. This will help NOAA/PSD and CIRES to justify keeping the LIM SST Anomalies Forecast data freely available online in the future. Thank you!