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ICES Report on Ocean Climate 2019

Gonzalez-Pola, C.; Larsen, K. M. H. ; Fratantoni, P.; and Beszczynska-Möller, A. (eds.)
2020

Record created 18/12/2020 | Last updated 18/12/2020
CRR Issue 350
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.7537

Abstract

Long time-series on ocean properties are rare for the surface ocean and even more uncommon for the deep ocean. The North Atlantic region is unique in having a relatively large number of locations where oceanographic data have been collected repeatedly for multiple years or decades; the longest records extend back more than a century. The IROC combines decades of ocean observations across the North Atlantic ICES region to describe the current status of sea temperature and salinity, and atmospheric conditions, as well as observed trends and recent variability. The IROC production focuses the main efforts from ICES WGOH (González-Pola et.al. 2019)