Abstract or Description

Sea surface temperatures (SST) of the Gulf Stream change enormously on year to year basis. In this study, however, I investigated the trends and temperature shifts over a 20-year period determining if a clear shift is evident in this particular current. I found no significant trends, but I did find several interesting results. I used ArcGIS to gather and analyze data from NOAA's satellite (AVHRR) and developed an Ordinarily Least Squares regression model comparing a monthly average over 20 years to determine if the temperature shifts over time were not random. I was able to isolate slopes with significant P-values (P < .05) and determine a trend of those significant values.


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