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Accepted for publication: Biogeochemical anomalies at two southern California Current System moorings during the 2014‐16 Warm Anomaly‐El Niño sequence
Available online 6 September 2019
The 2014‐16 Pacific Warm Anomaly‐El Niño sequence significantly changed ocean conditions in the California Current System (CCS), but impacts of these anomalies on nutrients, chlorophyll‐a, and pH, and comparisons to past El Niño events, have not been well described. We examined nine years (2010‐2018) of data from two ocean moorings that provide hourly measurements at fixed locations in the southern CCS, allowing us to determine both sub‐seasonal and multi‐year ecosystem changes.