# Can you critique my sea temp map and answer a couple of specific questions?

I'm working on yet another iteration of a world map project.

I'd like to ask for some opinions on the sea temperature map I've done:

I also have a few specific questions about some areas on the map. A: Should there be a warm or cold current here? There is no landmass to divert the equatorial currents northwards but it also seems that the westerly winds between 30 and 60 degrees would defy a current flowing south. There's a big hole in my understanding of all this, I have no doubt :P

B: I've mapped this area somewhat like the effect the gulf stream has on western europe, does this fit/make sense?

C: I have a feeling this isolated polar sea should be a fair bit colder... would it be more or less frozen over? how much should it be cooling the ocean beyond its two outlets?

Here is an additional Spilhaus projection version of the map, nice visualisation of the ocean as whole.

Thanks in advance and looking forward to discussing with you all in the comments!

Update:

After your responses I revisited the map and reworked it along with ocean currents. Here is the result:

• Is the rotational axis of your world tilted? If so, does the map represent the situation around the equinoxes? Also it seems that you are assuming an atmosphere about as dense as Earth's, is that right? When you say colder do you mean colder than the opposite pole or something else? A temperature scale could add some useful information. Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 23:05
– JBH
Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 23:34
• @Rafael Thanks for your reply. This would have been pretty useful information to provide in the first place: this map is an attempt to represent AVERAGE sea temperature. Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 6:50
• @Rafael Yes the atmosphere should be similar to that of Earth's. When I say colder I mean colder than it currently is because its so cut off from the rest of the oceans. I'll edit in the temperature scale but the darkest blue is 4°C and the darkest red is around 29°C. Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 6:56
• @JBH thank you for the warm welcome and your understanding on my oversight of the etiquette, my apologies for that one! Commented Mar 14, 2019 at 6:59