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Shortwave Radiation and Sea Surface Temperature Variations over East and West Tropical Pacific Ocean

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Shortwave radiation (SWR) is having direct impact on sea surface temperature (SST). In this paper the relation between SWR and SST has been over east and west Pacific Ocean. TAO/TRITON buoy data have been used for this study. It is well known that El Nino phenomenon is related to SST anomalies and warmer temperatures can observe over eastern Pacific Ocean (EP) leading to strong El Nino. The relation between eastern and western Pacific Ocean (WP) SST, SWR has been checked and presented. Monthly data have been used to find out the relation and the annual variation of SWR and SST during the El Nino and La Nina events are discussed.

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Huang, Y. , Guo, B. and Subrahmanyam, M. (2018) Shortwave Radiation and Sea Surface Temperature Variations over East and West Tropical Pacific Ocean. Open Access Library Journal, 5, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1104839.

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