"The Tropical Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and southern oceans recorded their highest OHC observed since the 1950s. Associated with the onset of a strong El Niño, the global SST reached its record high in 2023 with an annual mean of ∼0.23°C higher than 2022 and an astounding > 0.3°C above 2022 values for the second half of 2023."

Cheng, L., Abraham, J., Trenberth, K.E. et al. New Record Ocean Temperatures and Related Climate Indicators in 2023. Adv. Atmos. Sci. (2024). @science @climate

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