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Open-File Report 2011-1246

Moderate-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Data and Seasonal Pattern Analysis for the Arctic Ocean Ecoregions

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Table 1. R-squared values from simple linear regression statistics between data with quality flag values of 4-7 (BSST) and data with quality flag value of 7 only (Q7SST) for each Arctic ecoregion.

[The only significant difference between them occurs in the High Arctic ecoregion (which is essentially the open Arctic Ocean), which is covered by sea ice for most of the year. Quality flag values on the ice margin generally are lower than 7]

Ecoregion BSST vs. Q7SST
Baffin Bay - Davis Strait 0.9933
Beaufort-Amundsen-Viscount Melville-Queen Maud 0.9828
Beaufort Sea - continental coast and shelf 0.9796
Chukchi Sea 0.9973
East Greenland Shelf 0.9745
East Siberian Sea 0.9867
Eastern Bering Sea 0.9997
High Arctic Archipelago 0.9735
High Arctic 0.6241
Hudson Complex 0.9964
Kara Sea 0.998
Lancaster Sound 0.9987
Laptev Sea 0.9894
North and East Barents Sea 0.9982
North and East Iceland 0.9999
North Greenland 0.9336
Northern Grand Banks - Southern Labrador 0.9999
Northern Labrador 0.9993
West Greenland Shelf 0.999
White Sea 0.9996


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