The J-SCOPE climatology showcases the seasonal cycle for temperature in the region. The surface waters are warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter, except for the cooler surface waters hugging the coast during the peak of the upwelling season in July - August. For more information about observed climatologies, please see the NANOOS Climatology App.

The model climatology spanning 2009 - 2014 for SST (deg C) over the model domain. Each panel details a two month average. The 200 meter isobath (the shelf break) is highlighted for reference.

The model climatology spanning 2009 - 2014 for temperature from two cross sections (distance offshore vs depth) from the Washington shelf (Cape Elizabeth ~47 N) and Oregon shelf (Heceta Bank ~44N). The cross sections are averaged over the upwelling season (April - September).