Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Coastal Processes

Data Summary—Fall

Wind direction and speed


Sea surface temperature

Water column temperature

In-water fluorescence data

Surface Chlorophyll

The ocean color patterns above indicate that moderate-to-weak upwelling occurred during the fall months. How does this compare with California's Pacific Sardine landings during fall? Is there a clear seasonal correlation between upwelling and Pacific Sardine landings? If not, what other factors may influence landings?

Before answering, you might wish to investigate data from other seasons:

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Last updated: Jul. 16, 2013