CICS-MD Intern's Research on

November 13, 2015 09:24 AM
Equisha Glenn's Presentation at CICS-MD
© Tom Smith, NOAA

CREST graduate student and former CICS-MD intern Equisha Glenn has published an article on her PhD research in an upcoming issue in Geophysical Research Letters, which is featured on the EOS website: &​caribbean.

The article documents a sea surface temperature warming trends in the Caribbean region over the last 30 years. Glenn coauthored the article with CICS-MD Scientists Daniel Comarazamy and Tom Smith. The figure below shows annual SST trends per season per year from 1982 to 2012 for the Intra-Americas Region during the (a) early rainfall season, (b) late rainfall season, and (c) dry season. The color bar represents °C yr-1, and hatch lines indicate values that were not determined to be significant.


The warming was the greatest in the Gulf of Mexico and it reflected an increase in the the magnitude and intensity of the Atlantic Warming Pool. Extreme increases and decreases correlated with ENSO.

AGU has chosen this article to be featured in "Research Spotlight" on its website: The article citation is  Glenn, E., D. Comarazamy, J. E. González, and T. Smith (2015), Detection of recent regional sea surface temperature warming in the Caribbean and surrounding region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 6785–6792, doi:10.1002/2015GL065002 (published online).


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