Salinity & Temperature

Forecasts for the Chesapeake Bay

Summary
Quick Summary

The model used to forecast hypoxia also predicts salinity and temperature throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Salinity and temperature are predicted for the same dates as the dissolved oxygen:

  1. Nowcast: present-day conditions in the Chesapeake Bay
  2. 2-Day Forecast: conditions in the Bay 2 days from now, and
  3. Forecast Trend: difference between nowcast and forecast
Zoomable maps of salinity and temperature are available through the MARACOOS OceansMap Chesapeake Bay webpage. Choose "ChesROMS Salinity Forecast" or "ChesROMS Temperature Forecast". We have had the best experience using the Google Chrome web browser on a personal computer.
Salinity

Salinity Nowcast

Salinity Forecast

Salinity Trend

Temperature

Temperature Nowcast

Temperature Forecast

Temperature Trend