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Southwestern Hemisphere Graphs

Northwestern Hemisphere Graphs
SOUTH HATTERAS - 225 NM South of Cape Hatteras

Station 41002 (LLNR 830)

Off the coast of North and South Carolina

31.760 N 74.840 W (31°45'36" N 74°50'24" W)
Cape Cleare

Station #46076

17 NM South of Montague Is, AK

59.502 N 147.990 W
Southeastern Hemisphere Graphs

Northeastern Hemisphere Graphs
Northwestern Hemisphere Summary
We can see that in buoys 51101, 41049, 41002,and 41009 that the temperatures

stayed on average constant. Buoy 46042 had warmer winters in the latter years just like

buoy 51004. Buoy 51004 also had a warmer fall. Buoy 41041 had a colder spring in the

latter years contrary to buoy 41048 which had warmer springs. In buoy SNDP5 in the

latter years it was colder in the spring and in 2014 for that buoy it was colder in the fall.
Northeastern Hemisphere Summary
Buoy 46070 is located in the Bering Sea between the Alaskan and Russian

coasts. It is the only buoy that we collected data from in the north, the resided in the

eastern hemisphere. The ocean temperature does appear to have been affected by El

Nino, showing a three degree increase within the 2012 and 2014 time gap. The 2015

data was warped beyond efficient usability, and was therefore not included in the graph.

The spike in water temperature between July and October is caused by the buoy’s

location in the Arctic Circle and the never setting sun in the summer.
Southwestern Hemisphere Summary
The buoys whose data we collected for the south vary greatly. Buoy 41040

shows mainly consistent data throughout all three years. Meanwhile the difference

between the temperatures in 2013 and 2015 for buoy 182000, stand at a four degree

change. But as the temperature change is a negative one (it went down not up), it can’t

be contributed to El nino, which is characterized as a warming of the oceans. Buoy

182000 is missing almost all data from 2014, therefor it is not possible to gauge which

of the years, 2013 or 2015, was the average.
Southeastern Hemisphere Summary
Station 1770000 seemed relatively constant throughout every year presented on

the graphs. The data is not complete, short snippets show that for parts of the year were

left unrecorded, but it is not significant to the point that one could not make out the

overall trend in water temperature between all years. The 2015 data shows a drop in

temperature in the summer more drastic than the previous years, but no significant

changes are displayed to suggest a large change because of El Niño or La Niña.