Climate Figure 9

Changes in Winter SST Temperatures

Figure 9 Climate

Figure 9. Changes in winter SST temperatures in the west wind drift region appear to affect coastal temperatures the next spring, in particular northern Baja and the Gulf of Alaska regions, which vary similarly and differently from the Central Coast region. Wind stress and SST have undergone regime like changes, where the variation within a regime is random but the jumps are clear. The periods coincide with major changes in fish abundances (From Parrish et al. 2000).

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