Temperature Increases


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Predicted increases in SSTs for 2050-2099 based on the RCP 8.5 scenario. Predictions are based on the CMIP5 climate models downloaded from the NOAA Climate Web Portal.

No. Ecoregion Annual Increase Summer Increase Winter Increase
1 Beaufort Sea - continental coast and shelf 2.29 °C 5.55 °C 0.16 °C
2 Chukchi Sea 2.6 °C 5.13 °C 0.61 °C
3 Eastern Bering Sea 3.56 °C 4.03 °C 2.92 °C
4 Aleutian Islands 3.03 °C 3.63 °C 2.53 °C
5 Gulf of Alaska 3.1 °C 3.53 °C 2.79 °C
6 North American Pacific Fjordland 2.8 °C 3.18 °C 2.53 °C
7 Puget Trough/Georgia Basin 2.15 °C 3.12 °C 1.8 °C
8 Oregon, Washington, Vancouver Coast and Shelf 2.62 °C 2.9 °C 2.41 °C
9 Northern California 2.54 °C 2.83 °C 2.34 °C
10 Southern California Bight 2.4 °C 2.38 °C 2.34 °C
11 Magdalena Transition 2.27 °C 2.33 °C 2.21 °C
12 Cortezian 2.42 °C 2.52 °C 2.31 °C