The January-initialized reforecast climatology highlight highlights the seasonal cycle of high SST in the summer and low SST in winter months.
January-initialized model reforecast climatology spanning 2009 - 2017 for SST (deg C) over the model domain. Each panel details a two month average; some months are omitted due to low sample size. The 200 meter isobath (the shelf break) is highlighted for reference.
January-initialized model reforecast climatology spanning 2009 - 2017 for temperature from two cross sections (longitude vs depth) from the Washington shelf (Cape Elizabeth ~47 N) (left) and Oregon shelf (Heceta Bank ~44N) (right). The cross sections are averaged over the upwelling season (May 1 - August 31).