Table of Contents


Main

Hydrographic Data
CTD Data
Bottle Data

Vertical Distributions

Time-Distance Distributions

Composite Horizontal Distributions

References

Acknowledgements


Cruises

Institutes

Maps

Methods

 

 

 

 

THE 1997-98 EL NIŅO ATLAS OF OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS ALONG THE WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA

Composite Horizontal Distributions

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We present the horizontal distributions of temperature, salinity, and nitrate at 50 m for January, April and August 1998. The difference between these fields and the corresponding average conditions reported by the National Oceanographic Data Center (Antonov et al., 1998; Boyer et al., 1998; Conkright et al., 1998) are also included. Monthly averages for temperature and salinity were used but only a seasonal average is available for nitrate.  We have chosen 50 m depth as it corresponds to the level of maximum temperature anomaly difference.  We have also included the geopotential thickness distributions of the upper 500 dbar.


January 1998

 Temperature

 Salinity

 Nitrate

  D f 0/500

April 1998

 Temperature

 Salinity

 Nitrate

  Df  0/500

July 1998

 Temperature

 Salinity

 Nitrate

  D f  0/500

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