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INTERANNUAL VARIABILITY - INFLUENCE OF REGIONAL HEATWAVES

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T-MedNet data base has been crucial for the analysis of the inter annual variability of coastal waters (5-40 m) stratification dynamics under various climatic forcings, including the regional heatwaves of summers 2003 and 2006 (the warmest August and July over France since 1950 respectively). In 2006, the strong climatic anomaly resulted in contrasted seawater stratification patterns depending on localities. The high resolution temperature series also allowed to better characterize warm conditions as shown here with the number of days above 23 and 25 °C. Years during which mortality events occured are shown in red.