|Seasonal and longer term trends in sea temperature along the French North Sea coast, 1975 to 2002|
Woehrling, D.; Lefebvre, A.; Le Fèvre-Lehoërff, G.; Delesmont, R. (2005). Seasonal and longer term trends in sea temperature along the French North Sea coast, 1975 to 2002. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 85(1): 39-48
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
Climatic changes; Monitoring; Temperature differences; Thermal pollution; ANE, France, Nord, Gravelines [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]; Marine
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- Woehrling, D.
- Lefebvre, A.
- Le Fèvre-Lehoërff, G.
- Delesmont, R.
Regular sea temperature measurements have been made since 1975 at Gravelines (French coast of the Southern Bight of the North Sea) within the framework of a research programme aimed at monitoring the influence of the thermal discharge of a nuclear power plant. The sampling has yielded a 28-year time-series. Pluriannual natural fluctuations of temperature show cyclic patterns and long-term trends in good accordance with global climatic changes as revealed by the NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) annual index.