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Seasonal variation in temperature, salinity, and density over the continental shelf off Oregon Public Deposited

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  • Seasonal variations in the hydrography of the waters over the continental shelf off Oregon were observed in a set of hydrographic data collected along 44º39′N at intervals of a few weeks to a few months from 1961 through 1970. The temperature is determined only partly by the local heating and cooling cycle: at the surface it is low (9°C) in winter, increasing in spring, lowest in summer, highest in early fall, and decreasing in winter; near the bottom, it is highest in winter and lowest in summer. The summer minimum is associated with coastal upwelling and a strong southward geostrophic current. Variations in salinity are governed by runoff, both locally and through the Columbia River effluent, as well as by coastal upwelling and advection. Neither temperature nor salinity is negligible in determining sigma-t. In summer, sigma-t decreases with distance offshore, and isopycnals slope downward from shore; in winter, sigma-t increases with distance offshore, and isopycnals slope upward from shore. Steric sea level also slopes downward from the coast in winter, and upward in summer. Alongshore geostrophic flow is southward in summer and northward in winter. The variations in temperature, salinity, and sigma-t are caused by seasonal cycles in the surface heat balance, precipitation and runoff, the local wind, and the alongshore flow.
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  • Huyer, Adriana, ( 1977), Seasonal variation in temperature, salinity, and density over the continental shelf off Oregon, Limnology and Oceanography, 3, doi: 10.4319/lo.1977.22.3.0442.
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  • This study was partly supported by the Coastal Upwelling Ecosystems Analysis program of the Office for the InternationalDecade of Ocean Exploration under National Science Foundation grants ID0 71-04211 and OCE 76-00594.
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