[CT Birds] Long Island Sound Water Temperature

Parrot sisserou at charter.net
Sun Feb 26 10:48:55 EST 2012

James O'Donnell, an oceanographer at the University of Connecticut is preparing a summary article about LIS water temperature.  I believe he is submitting that to the Long Island Sound Study.  The Millstone temperature record is too short to comment on trends for there are some long-term natural cycles that are influencing water temperature in addition to global warming.  Jim has the temperature record from the former Noank Marine Lab (~1960's to ~1990) and recent discovered the Milford Harbor data collected by the National Marine Fisheries Service (late 1940's to the present).  

NERACOOS is working to create climate graphs for all the northeast ocean observation sites and its LIS partner LISICOS has create the first climate graph for dissolved oxygen http://lisicos.uconn.edu/clim.php .  While the buoy data records are only ~10 years in length, these graphs show the average, the variance and also the current conditions.  LISICOS is working on an interactive graph.  NERACOOS hopes to roll out climate graphs by next summer.  

Ron, Ashford

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