Washington's marine water quality is influenced by large-scale patterns of climate and ocean variability. Weather
and oceanic information are generated from external data
sources to place our monthly observation into a climatic
and larger-scale oceanic context.
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Sea surface temperature of Washington coast are taken from
an index, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation Index. Data can
be accessed at: http://jisao.washington.edu/pdo/PDO.latest
and variability of upwelling along Washington's coast can be
asses an index, the Upwelling Index. Data can be accessed