1) were used to supplement the Ambrose Channel lightship (1941-1972, Fig.
Hourly air temperature (AT) and SST data from NOAA buoys (1985-2002) were used to calculate the observed difference between average monthly AT and average monthly SST for Ambrose Channel (Mar 1985 to Nov 1986), Five Fathom Bank (Mar, Apr 1987), Delaware (Feb to Apr 1991), and Chesapeake (Apr 1993 to Feb 1994, Dec 1994 to May 1995, Feb, Aug 1996).
For the rest of the year, air temperatures are colder than SST with the maximum difference (-4[degrees]C to 5[degrees]C) observed in December (all three stations) and January (Ambrose Channel only, Fig.
9 and 10) were observed at Montauk Point and Ambrose Channel (Table 6).
9A) correspond spatially to Montauk Point, Ambrose Channel, Five Fathom Bank, and Delaware (Fig.
Examination of bottom water temperatures for 1958 at either Ambrose Channel or Montauk Point shows below average water temperatures at both sites.