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Marine & coastal projections images Figure 6.2: temperature and salinity profiles

Figure 6.2: Mean annual cycle times series of temperature (a) and salinity (b) profiles in the central North Sea from RCM-P (left) and RCM-F (right). The x axis of these plots shows the day of the year starting on the 1 January. Each profile shows the seasonal cycle stratification, with an onset in spring due to increased heating and a breakdown in autumn with increased mixing from storms and surface cooling.