Fall 2007 Update: Trends in Spring Conditions for the Mid-Atlantic Bight Subregion
The SST and chlorophyll data for the Mid-Atlantic Bight were partitioned into time period/seasonal indices following the scheme described in the Spring 2007 Ecosystem Advisory, see: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/omes/OMES/spring2007/adv6.html. The SST time series for the Mid-Atlantic Bight shows that the 2007 winter period value continues the warming trend suggested by the value for 2006. Winter chlorophyll intensity and magnitude were both above the time series trends suggesting the winter bloom was robust. The January-February zooplankton biomass estimate suggests a decrease in zooplankton during the winter of 2007. Zooplankton data from March-April and May-June 2007 is not yet available.