Changing Physical Conditions and Lower and Upper Trophic Level Responses on the US Northeast Shelf

  title={Changing Physical Conditions and Lower and Upper Trophic Level Responses on the US Northeast Shelf},
  author={Kevin D. Friedland and Ryan E. Morse and Nancy L. Shackell and Jamie C. Tam and Janelle L. Morano and John Moisan and Damian C. Brady},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Marine Science},
Sea surface temperature (SST), salinity, and chlorophyll concentration (CHL) have changed in the US Northeast Shelf ecosystem over recent decades. The changes in these parameters were distinctly marked by change points around the year 2012 resulting in a 0.83°C increase in SST, a 0.3 PSU increase in salinity, and decrease in CHL in excess of 0.4 mg m–3. Where temperature and salinity shifted in mean level around their respective change points, CHL declined in a more monotonic fashion. Modeled… 
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