PART 1 FIGURES

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Figure 1.01
Components of the surface heat budget
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Figure 1.02
Mean annual SST for 1990
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Figure 1.03

Average solar radiation reaching Earth's surface as a function of latitude along the 180°W meridian in the Pacific Ocean
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Figure 1.04
Monthly average SST for May 1990
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Figure 1.05

Ocean currents
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Figure 1.06
SST showing the Gulf Stream current on May 25, 1996
(from the Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab AVHRR Web site)
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Figure 1.07
The Ekman spiral
(redrawn from Introduction to Physical Oceanography)
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Figure 1.08
Upwelling along the west coast of a northern hemisphere continent
(redrawn from Introduction to Physical Oceanography)
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Figure 1.09
Monthly average SST distribution along the west coast of the United States in August 1988
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Figure 1.10
Global surface wind patterns and the associated transport of water in the wind driven Ekman layer
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Figure 1.11
Schematic showing the Earth-Sun system and the seasons
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Figure 1.12
Incoming solar radiation in watts/m2 for June 1990
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Figure 1.13
Incoming solar radiation in watts/m2 for December 1990
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Figure 1.14a
Average SST for June 1996
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Figure 1.14b
Average SST for December 1996
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Figure 1.15
SST of the Arabian Sea in August 1990 showing upwelling along the coast of Somalia and Saudi Arabia
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Figure 1.16
Normal SST conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean
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Figure 1.17
SST image showing El Niño conditions in the equatorial Pacific ocean
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