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Ecosystems Dynamics & Assessment : Current Conditions (Spring 2018)

Long-Term Temperature Trends for the Northeast Shelf Ecosystem

graph showing ERSST index for Northeast Shelf Ecosystem

The Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) dataset provide SST data since the year 1854. The dataset integrates observational temperature data from a variety of sources and uses mean patterns to influence the reconstruction of SST fields. The annual SST index from this dataset for Northeast Shelf Ecosystem was at a record high SST in 2012, the 2017 annual mean level (2017 value marked over the time series with dashed red line) was among the highest values in the time series.

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