The 2016 marine heat waves in NA and BSGA were contiguous over broad swaths of the ocean (within the boxed regions: 4.
The probability distributions of NA and BSGA event intensities and durations from the observations and model runs, and the corresponding FAR values are shown in Fig.
For the BSGA region, the distributions of MHW intensities were significantly different between DMI+ and DMI- phases (p < 0.
In 2016, both the NA and BSGA regions experienced their most intense MHWs across the 35year satellite SST record.
c),(d) Daily SSTs ([degrees]C): NOAA 01 SST (black), threshold (green), and 1961-90 climatology (gray) (e),(f) SST anomalies ([degrees]C) averaged over NA and BSGA during 2014-16.