Data and Predictions (IMAGE) Institute for Basic Science Caption Maps showing the differences in sea surface temperature and total soil water on land in the period between October 2011 and September 2017. The maps on the left represent the observed or reanalyzed data, the central maps depict the simulation of ocean and external impacts combined, and the maps of the right show the forecast given on Jan. 1 of the preceding year. Credit Chikamoto Y. et al. Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.