Figure 5. Lag-1 month autocorrelations of SST anomalies for the period 1950
to 1981 for the GISST 2.3b (top) and LDEO (bottom). Both series were detrended
before computation. Values greater than 70% are stippled and less than 50%
are shaded, and the contour interval is 10%.
Global Sea Surface Temperature Analyses