Ecosystems Dynamics & Assessment : Current Conditions (Spring 2018)

Satellite SST Trends for the Northeast Shelf Ecosystem

Satellite sensors provide a synoptic depiction of sea surface temperature in the ecosystem beginning in 1982. The SST conditions for 2017 were among highest in the in the data series for many of the NE Shelf ecoregions (see figure, red dashed line marks the 2017 value). The Gulf of Maine appears to have entered a new regime of thermal conditions considering that the last eight years of the time series are also the warmest years by a wide margin.

George Bank Satellite SST
Georges Bank
Gulf of Maine Satellite SST
Gulf of Maine
Middle Atlantic Bight Satellite SST
Middle Atlantic Bight
Northeast Shelf Satellite SST
Northeast Shelf
Scotian Shelf Satellite SST
Scotian Shelf
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