The temperature mapping tool shows a graph of sea surface temperatures for the previous two weeks at 13 shellfish harvesting areas around BC (click on a marker to view the graph for that area). The temperature estimates are composite values calculated based on night time observations from several satellite instruments. The temperature value represents the readings from a one kilometer square at the location marked on the chart. These data are downloaded daily and temperatures from the previous two weeks are shown on the graphs. These charts are useful to assess temperature trends and do not reflect the maximum day time temperatures, which will normally be higher than the values shown in the graphs.
(source: JPL MUR MEaSUREs Project. 2015. GHRSST Level 4 MUR Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (v4.1). Ver. 4.1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed daily at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/GHGMR-4FJ04)
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