Coast of Bays seawater vertical and horizontal structure: Hydrographic structure, spatial variability and seasonality, 2009-2013

Upon a recent rapid increase of the finfish aquaculture industry in the Coast of Bays, an area of the South Coast of Newfoundland (9 fold production growth from 2003 to 2013), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) carried out a research project to better understand the physical oceanography of the area. This report is the second of a series aiming to provide an oceanographic knowledge baseline of the Coast of Bays (i.e., data and analyses) to help manage and ensure the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry. This report presents the analysis of 790 water profiles of temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen concentration sampled at 276 stations over the course of a 5-year oceanographic program (2009 13). The profiles were analyzed using along-channel vertical sections plots (i.e., transects), surface property maps and water masses statistics.

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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Metadata Reference Date(s) September 16, 2019 (Creation)
Frequency of Update As Needed

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Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Oxygen
  • Sea Surface Height
  • Sub Surface Salinity
  • Sub Surface Temperature
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Point of Contact
Point of Contact 1
Name
Brittany Pye
Email
brittany.pye@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Role
Publisher
Responsible Party
Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
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Role
Contributor
Responsible Party 2
Affiliation
Government of Canada; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; DFO
Role
Originator
Responsible Party 3
Name
Sebastien Donnet
Role
Author
Spatial Extent {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-54.5, 48.0], [-56.5, 48.0], [-56.5, 46.75], [-54.5, 46.75], [-54.5, 48.0]]]}
North Bounding Latitude 46.75
South Bounding Latitude 48
East Bounding Longitude -56.5
West Bounding Longitude -54.5
Temporal Extent
Begin
2009-06-18
End
2013-11-03
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