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The following figures show the evolution of the monthly mean values of temperature (°C) and salinity, and of nutrients (nitrate and nitrite; mmol m-3) and chlorophyll a (mg m-3).
The tables show the monthly mean values for:
In the tables, the normalised anomalies show the deviation of the monthly state with respect to a long-term monthly climatology (1981-2010 for physical parameters such as temperature and salinity; 1999-2015 for biochemical parameters such as chlorophyll a and nitrates) and are expressed as colour. The blue expresses negative anomalies, meaning lower water temperature, salinity, nutrients or chlorophyll a concentrations. The red colour expresses positive anomalies, meaning higher water temperature, salinity, nutrient or chlorophyll a concentrations. White boxes indicate conditions close to normal (within plus or minus one-half standard deviation of the long-term climatology, for each month and depth). The variation in the shades of blue or red is proportional to the intensity of the deviation relative to the normal.
Note the summer depletion of the nutrients following the spring phytoplankton bloom, as represented by strong chlorophyll a concentrations.