Ecosystems Dynamics & Assessment : Current Conditions (Spring 2016)

Long-Term Temperature Trends for the Northeast Shelf Ecosystem

The Northeast Shelf Ecosystem was at a record high SST in 2012, the 2016 annual mean level (2016 value marked over the time series with dashed red line) was among the highest values in the time series. The SST from the second half of the year (July to December) was also among the highest in the time series. The Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) dataset includes temperature records back to 1854.

Long-term SST
Jul-Dec SST
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(File Modified Apr. 19 2017)