Sea Surface Temperature Change
As climate change progresses, global sea surface water temperatures are projected to follow overall global warming trends. Since tropical storms gain energy from warm waters to form and intensify, warming sea surface temperatures will drive changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.
Sea surface temperature rise is a long-term consequence of climate change, and contributes to other climate indicators such as sea level rise and ice melt.
Explore data source
Sea surface temperature data is accessible in Google Earth Engine, an open source cloud-computing platform.