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Ocean Carrying Capacity Program

Environmental Monitoring at Auke Bay

Daily records of Auke Bay climate and sea surface temperatures were maintained through 30 September 2006. Summer 2006 continued to be significantly wetter than average, with near record rainfalls in August and September. Air temperatures were generally below average during most of the summer, reflecting the generally overcast and rainy conditions in August and September.

Although there is a perception that this past year has been unusually wet and cold, the data indicates that most of the spring and summer have been wetter, but slightly warmer than average. Analyses summarizing data through December 2004 show a trend toward increasing temperatures and increasing precipitation. Temperatures and precipitation in 2005 and 2006 have continued the trend.

By Bruce Wing





 

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